New College of Florida welcomes the free and open exchange of ideas and respects the civil rights of students to engage in peaceable protest. Prospective students will not be denied admission or access to scholarships from New College for exercising their civil right to legally protest policies or actions that they oppose. This standard also applies to any student whose high school has taken disciplinary action as a result of the student’s participation in peaceful protest, such as a walkout.
The Parkland shooting tragedy and the actions of its survivors have resulted in a fresh look at a very old and polarized debate. Our democracy needs individuals who will question the status quo and passionately advocate for what they believe is right.