FGCU Alert

The University Police Department is conducting a multi-agency training exercise with a simulator that portrays the sound of gunshots from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 25, in Biscayne Hall, part of FGCU’s South Village Residence Hall. Please avoid the area. This is not an emergency. If you have a concern, contact UPD dispatch at (239) 590-1900.

ROCK Teaching and Learning Resources

Discover a Kinder World

Research into the science and practice of compassion and empathy is ongoing--there is so much being discovered about how our brains work and the effects of kindness on our health, satisfaction, and well being. In the links below, we share more with you about the work we're doing in these areas and invite you to read along with us!

Learning with Picture Books

Review lessons and discussion plans for some of our favorite titles from our Roca-Moon Library of Inclusive Children's Literature Promoting Kindness and Compassion. Now you can read with YOUR Little Eagles!


Course Descriptions

Check out some sample course descriptions for our ROCK classes at FGCU. We integrate service learning, research, and gamification into our classes. 


ROCKin' Research

Enjoy some interdisciplinary research and reading on kindness, compassion, and empathy--from the lab to the classroom and the home

Picture books collection

Rock painting in the schools

Book covers

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Contact us

We would love to start a conversation with you about the work we do at ROCK. Please email us at rock@fgcu.edu