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Cell phone use for university business is governed by the Florida Gulf Coast University Cell Phone Policy.

Cellular telephones are often convenient and/or necessary for employees to carry out their work responsibilities. The costs associated with these devices are significant and need proper departmental management. Additionally, such devices are subject to scrutiny by the Internal Revenue Service and State Auditors who expect that costs incurred by cell phones are only for official university business. Therefore, FGCU is adopting this new cell phone procedure to provide guidance on options that university departments have in providing cell phones to employees and the responsibilities everyone has with regard to the use of cell phones.

There are three options for using a cell phone for university business.

  • Option 1: Monetary allowance for employee owned cell phone (preferred method)
  • Option 2: University provided cell phone
  • Option 3: Reimbursement for business calls on a personal cell phone

If Option 1 is chosen, a cell phone allowance form must be completed, in addition to the other administrative procedures outlined in the cell phone policy mentioned earlier.

If Option 2 is selected, contact the Department of Telecommunications for phone purchase and set up (, 239-590-1001). The FGCU cell phone policy limits these cell phones to business use only.

Option 3 can be handled administratively within the respective university department.

FGCU Employee Discounts for Personally Owned Cell Phones

If you have a personal cell phone plan, the following service providers offer discounts to FGCU employees. The discounts extend to current and new customers. Please use the appropriate links and follow their instructions.

University Owned Cell Phones

The FGCU cell phone policy limits these cell phones to business use only. If you have questions or need assistance with university owned cell phones, please contact Telecommunications at 590-1001.