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Florida Gulf Coast University



Florida Gulf Coast University, with its innovative programs, technology friendly campus, and outstanding faculty, is one of the most exciting educational environments in America.

FGCU, a member of the State University System of Florida, is a comprehensive university created to address the educational needs of the rapidly growing Southwest Florida population. Classrooms showcase state-of-the-art multimedia instructional systems that feature Internet access, document cameras, and audio and video presentations.



Florida Gulf Coast University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, baccalaureate, and master's degrees.

Florida Gulf Coast University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action

institution.

Opened in the fall of 1997, FGCU is in the enviable position of having all new facilities that were especially designed and built for a campus of the 21st century. Technology and distance learning complement the traditional campus setting, giving students a variety of delivery mode options. Our students range from the traditional student who has just graduated from high school to the older, employed individual seeking a degree or advanced training to the retiree seeking to expand knowledge through a life-long commitment to learning. Florida Gulf Coast University offers something for everyone!



Guiding Principles

The founding of Florida Gulf Coast University at the advent of a new century is a signal event. It comes at a moment in history when the conditions that formed and sustained American higher education are fundamentally changing, and at a time when rapid shifts wrought by technology and social complexities are altering the very nature of work, knowledge, and human relationships. As a public institution, Florida Gulf Coast University eagerly accepts the leadership opportunity and obligation to adapt to these changes and to meet the educational needs of Southwest Florida. To do so, it will collaborate with its various constituencies, listen to the calls for change, build on the intellectual heritage of the past, plan its evolution systematically for the twenty-first century, and be guided by the following principles:

Student success is at the center of all University endeavors. The University is dedicated to the highest quality education that develops the whole person for success in life and work. Learner needs, rather than institutional preferences, determine priorities for academic planning, policies, and programs. Acceleration methods and assessment of prior and current learning are used to reduce time to degree. Quality teaching is demanded, recognized, and rewarded.

Academic freedom is the foundation for the transmission and advancement of knowledge. The University vigorously protects freedom of inquiry and expression and categorically expects civility and mutual respect to be practiced in all deliberations.

Diversity is a source of renewal and vitality. The University is committed to developing capacities for living together in a democracy whose hallmark is individual, social, cultural, and intellectual diversity. It fosters a climate and models a condition of openness in which students, faculty, and staff engage multiplicity and difference with tolerance and equity.

Informed and engaged citizens are essential to the creation of a civil and sustainable society. The University values the development of the responsible self grounded in honesty, courage, and compassion, and committed to advancing democratic ideals. Through service learning requirements, the University engages students in community involvement with time for formal reflection on their experiences. Integral to the University's philosophy is instilling in students an environmental consciousness that balances their economic and social aspirations with the imperative for ecological sustainability.

Service to Southwest Florida, including access to the University, is a public trust. The University is committed to forging partnerships and being responsive to its region. It strives to make available its knowledge resources, services, and educational offerings at times, places, in forms and by methods that will meet the needs of all its constituents. Access means not only admittance to buildings and programs, but also entrance into the spirit of intellectual and cultural community that the University creates and nourishes.

Technology is a fundamental tool in achieving educational quality, efficiency, and distribution. The University employs information technology in creative, experimental, and practical ways for delivery of instruction, for administrative and information management, and for student access and support. It promotes and provides distance and time free learning. It requires and cultivates technological literacy in its students and employees.

Connected knowing and collaborative learning are basic to being well educated. The University structures interdisciplinary learning experiences throughout the curriculum to endow students with the ability to think in whole systems and to understand the interrelatedness of knowledge across disciplines. Emphasis is placed on the development of teamwork skills through collaborative opportunities. Overall, the University practices the art of collective learning and collaboration in governance, operations, and planning.

Assessment of all functions is necessary for improvement and continual renewal. The University is committed to accounting for its effectiveness through the use of comprehensive and systematic assessment. Tradition is challenged; the status-quo is questioned; change is implemented.

International Students

As an international student, you will definitely have many decisions to make about your future in the United States. By adding your culture and heritage to our campus, You'll be contributing to the overall learning experience. There are many steps you must follow to become a student at FGCU, please click here for details on admission.

CONTACT

 

Florida Gulf Coast University

Address:

10501 FGCU Boulevard, South

Fort Myers, FL 33965-6565

Area Code 239 - 590-1000

1-800-590-FGCU (3428)

Phone:

Admissions: 590-7878

or 1-888-889-1095

Inter. Programs: 590-7017

Email: oar@fgcu.edu

Website:  www.fgcu.edu

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CONTACT

Florida Gulf Coast University

Address:

10501 FGCU Boulevard, South

Fort Myers, FL 33965-6565

Area Code 239 - 590-1000

1-800-590-FGCU (3428)

Phone:

Admissions: 590-7878

or 1-888-889-1095

Inter. Programs: 590-7017

Email: oar@fgcu.edu

Website:  www.fgcu.edu

 

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The College of Professional Studies and College of Education share Academic Building 3 (AB3). Completed in 1999, AB3 has fourteen classrooms, eight teaching labs, and six computer labs.

The comfortable lounge area is a great place for students to relax, study, or chat before the next class.

 

 

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Many FGCU students enjoy the great features our amazing on-campus housing offers. Northlake Village has now grown to a community of over 1, 000 students.

With lakefront access, all the buildings are apartment style with two floor plans to choose from. Each apartment is completely furnished and features a full kitchen, living area, 2 or 4 bedrooms, and 2 bathrooms. Washer/dryer units are located throughout housing.

The Commons, home to Office of Student Housing and Residence Life, is also a gathering place for students. A large screen television, computer lab, and an outdoor screened in pool and lanai compliment the Commons.

 

 

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The Library was built in 1997 as a quiet, relaxing place for students to concentrate on their studies. Students can borrow books, use our study areas, view course reserve material, conduct research, and utilize the wireless network through personal laptops. Wireless network cards are available for use while in the building.

The President, Provost, and other University Administration staff have offices in the Library. Located on the first floor, the smaller of the two campus art galleries offers visitors an opportunity to view artworks on display throughout the year.

With the addition of new building space, the Library will triple in size by 2005.