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- by  Office of the President

New College of Florida unequivocally stands with Israel and the Jewish people during this difficult moment in history. We will aggressively uphold our legal obligation to ensure Jewish members of our campus community are protected during this time.

As a member of the State University System, New College faithfully executes its responsibility under state law to ensure that all education programs, activities and opportunities are offered free from discrimination. These responsibilities are affirmed in section 1000.05, Florida Statutes, signed as HB 741 by Governor Ron DeSantis in 2019, and in numerous statutes amended under 2023 HB 269.

It is important to emphasize that it is a first-degree felony under section 775.33, Florida Statutes for any person to provide material support or resources to any designated foreign terrorist organization, including Hamas. Any individual or group at New College providing support or resources to designated foreign terrorist organizations will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

At New College, we simply will not tolerate violence, intimidation, harassment, or threats against Jewish students, employees, or communities.