Environmental Health and Safety assists the campus community in following all applicable laws, regulations, and standards. EH&S works to build positive relationships with regulators and ensure that reasonable actions are taken to prevent incidents. 

Hazardous Materials Management

Environmental Health and Safety manages and advises others regarding hazardous materials at any point in their life-cycle, from planning and use to disposal and cleanup.

Chemical Materials


Stormwater Management and Pollution Prevention

Located in the headwaters of the Estero Bay estuary, our campus is situated in an environmentally sensitive location. Florida Gulf Coast University is part of an interconnected regional watershed system that eventually spills into the Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve and ultimately the Gulf of Mexico. Important ecosystem services and economic activities depend on the health of our watershed. 

What is an illicit discharge?

An illicit discharge is any type of liquid or solid waste (chemicals, oils, gas, trash, or other debris) that could enter or obstruct FGCU stormwater systems such as, catch basins, ponds, gutters, ditches, constructed channels, or storm drains.

If you see an illicit discharge, attempt to block it and contact EH&S immediately either by phone or via the email button below.


Contact us immediately to prevent any discharge that is not entirely composed of stormwater from entering the storm drains. 

State of Florida Generic Permit for Discharge of Stormwater from Phase II Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4)

Illicit discharge policy 3.038                    STORMWATER Management procedures                    STORMWATER TRAINING

Please Follow These Procedures to Keep Stormwater Healthy

  • Keep campus free of litter and debris. 
  • Recycle responsibly.
  • Properly dispose of chemicals and hazardous materials such as paint and cleaning solutions. Take hazardous materials to Lee County's Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility.
  • Take motor vehicles, golf carts, tractors, and boats to off-campus washing stations.
  • Get involved with service-learning and volunteer opportunities.
  • Complete the Environmental Health & Safety Training Course in Canvas.
  • Change motor oil and fluids off-campus. Used motor oil is accepted for recycling at any auto parts store free of charge.
  • Call us to report accidents such as oil spills or if you see people improperly disposing of wastes.
  • Contact us at 239-590-1414 or with any questions or concerns.