Student Development


The Office of Student Development is committed to the growth, development, and achievement of students at Florida Poly. The office works closely with academic colleagues to support students as they learn to be successful and effective leaders in the emerging global community. Our end goal is to create a rich, interactive culture where innovation and learning extend beyond the classroom and infuse campus life itself.

Coming to college is a unique opportunity for growth and adventure, but the journey isn’t always easy. We encourage all students to get involved in campus activities to build a network of support. Our door is also open, so feel free to drop by with your ideas, opinions, and suggestions. Our offices are located in the Student Development Center and our staff is here to help you make the most of your college experience. The Office of Student Development is part of the Division of Academic Affairs.

Tonya Chestnut
Director of Student Development

Derek Lower
Student Life Coordinator

Student Handbook and Code of Conduct

The Student Handbook is the official student handbook of Florida Polytechnic University. It is prepared by the Office of Student Development to provide information about campus resources, student life and university procedures. The university makes this handbook available to each student, and it is their responsibility to be familiar with its contents. Florida Poly’s Student Handbook is a handy resource with useful information all in one place for students. It includes the complete academic calendars as well as the Student Code of Conduct, the Florida Poly Articulation Agreement and health information.

Hazing Prevention Course

All new Florida Poly students are required to complete a Hazing Prevention course prior to the start of classes each August. The online course, which takes about 45 minutes to complete, includes information on how to recognize, prevent, and report hazing. Students should log into the course using their university username and password. The course is required by state law and University Policy 3.0062P: Anti Hazing Policy.