A safe, healthy learning community.
In parentis locus. We understand that when you send your kids to college, you are putting their care in our trust. At New College, we take that charge very seriously. We are a small, close-knit community that values each and every individual. We are committed to keeping your children safe, healthy and well-adjusted.
New College's Office of Environmental Health & Safety promotes a safe and healthy environment for all members of the community. Our goal is to ensure an organized, structured, coordinated and caring response in crisis emergency situations. Below are some helpful links:
Campus police are on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. All officers are certified by the State of Florida.
The Campus Bluelight System
The Sarasota campus is equipped with a system of emergency telephones, aka "blue phones." When activated, these phones dial directly into the Campus Police Department.
NCFSafe enables the College to contact all members of the New College community simultaneously via email, analog and cellular telephone, and text messaging in the event of an emergency. Students can sign up in NewCLEIS.
Counseling & Wellness Center
The college years can be a time of both excitement and stress for students and their parents. Students face numerous challenges while at college, such as choosing and preparing for a career path, developing peer and romantic relationships, and learning about their own unique values and identities. Sometimes these challenges can lead to difficulties.
Problems that students sometimes experience while in college include difficulties with depression, anxiety, stress management, substance abuse, eating/body image issues, or relationship concerns. Learning or attention-related problems also occasionally arise during the college years. If these problems are not addressed, they may result in emotional, academic, or social difficulties for the student. The New College of Florida Counseling & Wellness Center can often help students resolve their concerns so they can feel better and get "back on track" with their academic work.
Often, parents are among the first people to notice when their student is experiencing difficulties. If this happens, parents are encouraged to contact the Counseling & Wellness Center (941-487-4254) to discuss strategies for helping their student. These strategies may include encouraging your student to take advantage of on-campus resources such as the Counseling & Wellness Center.
While New College is highly prepared in the event of a hurricane, tropical storm or other weather emergency, it is important for parents to familiarize themselves with our policies and develop a family emergency travel and communications’ plan in the event that a weather emergency should impact our campus. If you would like to read details about how we prepare students for hurricanes and other disasters, read our Emergency Preparedness Plan.
Our professionally-managed campus recreation center features racquetball courts, weight room, dance/exercise room, lighted tennis and basketball courts, a 25-meter swimming pool, a whirlpool, and a multi-purpose playing field for softball, soccer, and Frisbee. We offer a variety of classes and workshops as well as information sessions on health and nutrition. New College also has an active Fencing Club. New College's Caples Campus is home to the College's Sail Club, with a launch site for canoes and small sailboats (both of which are available for student and faculty use free of charge).