What can I do to support New College’s independence?

Updated 2/21/20 at 5:18 p.m.

There is an amended bill in the Florida House of Representatives that now proposes to merge Florida Polytechnic University and New College of Florida with the University of Florida. It is expected to go before the full House Appropriations Committee on Tuesday, February 25.

New College students, who organized a Save Our School rally on Thursday, February 20 in ACE Plaza., have been coordinating letter-writing campaigns to media outlets and the state legislature. Given the fluidity of the bill, our lobbyists are strongly recommending that we focus our efforts on the Senate. They believe that the Senate will be a far more receptive audience. Before the bill can advance to the Governor’s office, the State Senate must also approve a companion bill.

If you would like to support New College in maintaining its independence as a stand-alone public college in the State University System, please call or write to Senate President Bill Galvano and House Speaker Jose Oliva.

Senate President Bill Galvano

Tallahassee Office
305 Senate Building
404 South Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1100
(850) 487-5021

District Office
1023 Manatee Avenue West
Suite 201
Bradenton, FL 34205
(941) 741-3401

While phone calls and letters are most effective, you can also email Senator Galvano’s office at senate.president@flsenate.gov.

House Speaker Jose Oliva

Tallahassee Office
402 South Monroe Street
420 The Capitol
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1300
(850) 717-5110

District Office
Suite A
3798 West 12th Avenue
Hialeah, FL 3302-4126
(305) 364-3114

While phone calls and letters are most effective, you can also email Speaker Oliva’s office at jose.oliva@myfloridahouse.gov