We are Honors
Approximately 1200 FGCU students call the Honors College home. We have student representation
from each academic degree program.
Honors College Probation Policy (Updated May 2022)
The Honors College at FGCU expects all members of our community to uphold and support
high academic and ethical standards. Students falling short of those standards will
be placed on probation in order to communicate the importance of our expectations
and to provide a period of time for students to correct problems. This policy describes
what actions result in probation, the terms of probation, and ways a probationary
period can end.
Students admitted to the Honors College may be placed on probation for:
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Students must maintain a minimum 3.50 cumulative institutional GPA to remain in good
standing with the Honors College. Students falling below this minimum GPA will be
placed on probation at the start of the next full academic term (Fall or Spring).
- Students will have two full academic semesters to bring their cumulative institutional
GPA back to a 3.50 or above, not counting summer terms.
- Students unable to bring their GPA to a minimum 3.50 average will be dismissed from
the Honors College at the conclusion of the second semester.
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Students not attending or completing any mandatory activities (such as the Honors
College Kickoff, First Year Sequence, and the Mentor Program) will be placed on probation
- The probation period will last for the duration of the semester that the violation
occurred, and probation will be lifted at the start of the following semester.
- In outstanding circumstances, a student may gain an exemption from a required activity.
This exemption should be obtained from the Honors College in writing in advance of
the activity, except in cases of medical emergencies.
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Students who violate any of the Honors College’s Community Standards will be placed
on probation or released from the Honors College immediately. Please review the Honors
College’s Community Standards below.
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- All students are notified in writing by the Honors College at the time of being placed
on probation, given the requirements to remove probation status, and the duration
of their probation.
- At the conclusion of the probation period, students who have not satisfied the terms
of their probation will be removed from the active roster of Honors College students.
- Students placed on probation are not eligible for Priority Registration, to apply
for Honors Development Funds, or hold a leadership position within the Honors College.
- The Honors College will notify in writing students who satisfy the terms of their
probation when their probation has concluded.
- A student cannot complete an Honors College curriculum while on probation. Only students
who have completed all curriculum requirements at the time of graduating from the
university are considered Honors College graduates.
- Students currently on probation who earn a separate probation will be removed immediately
from the Honors College.
- Pursuant to the Honors College’s Community Standards statement (below) certain legal
violations may result in immediate expulsion from the Honors College.
Honors College Community Standards
Honors College students are expected to uphold higher academic and behavioral standards
both within Florida Gulf Coast University’s boundaries and as a representative of
the University outside of campus. These standards include the following:
- Students must maintain and uphold University-wide conduct policies.
- Students placed on probation within their respective academic college will also be
placed on Honors Probation.
- Students reprimanded for unprofessional behavior within their academic program or
University-sponsored extracurricular activities will also be reprimanded by the Honors
- Students are expected to uphold academic standards set by both the University and
the Honors College. (Refer to Student Code of Conduct.)
- Legal incidents brought to the attention of the University and/or the Honors College
may result in either probation or expulsion from the Honors College, which will be
determined at the discretion of the Honors College Office.
- Students found in violation of the Honors Community Standards will be reprimanded
accordingly by the Honors College Office, with potential outcomes including probation
or expulsion from the Honors College.