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.

Student Engagement

Providing Engaging Experiences and Supportive Opportunities for Our Students to Thrive on and Off Campus.

We have a responsive team that is dedicated to the individual needs for each student. We also work to support and advocate for the diverse of our student body. Our staff are fully committed to the personal growth of our students to help maximize their success while attending FGCU.

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About Our Leadership

Under the leadership of Dr. Jennifer Hammat, the Student Engagement unit provides a wide array of intentional experiences designed to engage the student and connect them to the university community.

Additionally, Student Engagement provides compassionate care and support and promotes a culture of health and well-being for our students.

Student Engagement Supports

  • Campus Life

  • Student Involvement

  • Housing & Residence Life

  • University Recreation & Wellness

  • Student Health Services

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They were the best support I had during a difficult time in my life. Received great advice and ways I can best handle what I was going through, but I was only able to become better if I was willing to put in the work.

Casandra Sanchez

See How You Can Get Involved on Campus


Staff Directory

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Cherise Schmitt
Director, Student Health Services
Office: Student Engagement
Phone: 239-590-7447
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Christopher Blakely
Assistant Vice President/Dean of Students, Campus Life
Office: Student Engagement
Phone: 239-590-7991
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Jameson Moschella
Assistant Vice President, University Housing
Office: Student Engagement
Phone: 239-590-1705
Suzanne Ries
Suzanne Ries
Senior Director, University Recreation & Wellness
Office: Student Engagement
Phone: 239-590-7936
Nikki Kirdahy
Nikki Kirdahy
Director, Prevention & Wellness
Office: Student Engagement
Phone: 239-745-4218

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