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Mission Statement

Environmental Health and Safety supports the University's teaching, research and public service mission by assisting members of the campus community in meeting their responsibility to ensure a safe, healthy, and sustainable environment for students, employees, and visitors.


Environmental Health and Safety will assist the University in achieving national prominence through innovative and effective programs in both safety and sustainability.


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The FGCU Sustainability Symbol

The “S” is representative of the words sustainability and stewardship. The “S” is in the shape of the infinity symbol representing unlimited capacity, energy, excellence, or knowledge.

The FGCU emerald green and cobalt blue school colors are symbols of the earth and water, in keeping with the University’s environmental mission.


Important Announcement from the Florida Department of Financial Services, Loss Prevention Section.

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC RECALLS APC SURGE PROTECTORS DUE TO FIRE HAZARD. FGCU Eagles please check your APC surge protectors to see if your surge protector is a recalled item. Go to this (LINK) to get the latest news on recalled item and how to get a free replacement.

Initial checks at FGCU have found 10 surge protectors of these recalled items at FGCU or in employee homes. Please check your work and home surge protectors to ensure they are not part of the listed surge protectors manufactured by Schneider Electric formerly known as American Power Conversion (APC).

Picture of Recalled Series 7 or 8 Surge ProtectorRecalled item - Pictures of Series 7 or 8 surge protector

View our addition, Field Study Precautions

View the Laboratory and Research Areas Hurricane Season Checklist