Nov 15, 2019  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Student Handbook 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Student Handbook

Student Development



The Office of Student Development oversees all activities related to student life on campus, including student activities and programming, leadership and multicultural outreach. It is a voice and advocate for all students at Florida Polytechnic University. To reach this office, call 863.874.8659.

Student Activities

Florida Poly students enjoy a wide variety of exciting activities throughout the year. This includes a pop culture celebration at FLPolyCon and inventing new things at the Hack-a-Thon. Stay fit and make friends through intramural sports and our annual Pi Run around March 14. The University may establish limitations or conditions for a campus activity or event.

Please see FPU-1.003 Use of University Facilities and Property regulation to read in its entirety.

Student Government Association

The Student Government Association is the official voice of the student body at Florida Polytechnic University. SGA is organized to actively represent student opinions; promote the social and academic advancement of students; foster communication, cooperation and understanding in all areas of the University; recommend and implement improvements necessary to the welfare of the students and the University; and encourage effective student participation. Each student is a member of the association at large, which elects all officers. The officers comprise the cabinet, which oversees general policy making. Through the work of various elected and appointed officers and committees, the SGA represents the views of the student body to the trustees, the administration and various college committees. The SGA sponsors major social activities each year and advises the Office of Enrollment-Remove Student Development concerning the initiation of additional student social activities. Concerned, responsible students are strongly encouraged to participate in the activities of the SGA.

Student Government Policies and Regulations

The Student Government shall be maintained by the students in accordance with law and regulation, including Florida Statutes Section 1004.26 (University student governments) and Board of Governors regulation 6.014 (Student Governments.)

The Student Government shall adopt internal procedures that must be approved by the University President. The Student Government’s constitution and by-laws, and any amendments thereto, must be approved by the University President.

Please see FPU-3.002 Student Government and Student Organizations regulation to read the policy in its entirety.

Student Organizations

Student organizations and activities exist for the personal enjoyment and development of students at Florida Polytechnic University. Students are encouraged to become involved in the co-curricular student activities program and active student organizations. The University may permit organizations and clubs funded by a combination of contributions from its members, fund-raising projects and outside sources to exist on campus, provided the organization has a faculty advisor and agrees to be governed by the regulations and policies of Florida Polytechnic University.

Student Organizations Policies and Regulations

Any student association, group, club or organization (“student organization”) other than Student Government is eligible for active registration as a Registered Student Organization. Registration as a Registered Student Organization is contingent upon the student organization complying with all registration requirements and obtaining the approvals of the Student Government and the Vice Provost for Student Development or designee, and continuously complying with applicable regulations, policies and procedures.

Please see FPU-3.002 Student Government and Student Organizations regulation to read the policy in its entirety.

University Liability

The University does not assume obligation or liability for loss of or damage to personal belongings. Students should take precautions to protect personal belongings from theft, fire, water damage or other loss. Students are urged to purchase renter’s insurance and car insurance for protection against loss or property damage.

Volunteerism

Volunteerism is a great way to serve your community and is encouraged by the University and the Office of Student Development. For further information, please call 863-874-8424.

Student Voter Registration

The University encourages all students 18 years and older to be registered voters and to exercise their civic responsibility by voting in local, state and federal elections.