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Florida Gulf Coast University in the Press

Florida Gulf Coast University Does FGCU Have a drinking problem-9/16/14 “Roughly 1—in—5 FGCU students living on campus have been disciplined for alcohol violations on campus.”
Florida Gulf Coast University Advocates push policy not penalizing college students for reporting alcohol emergency-10/20/11 “"Campuses with significant medical problems with binge drinking have tried this," he said. "We are not immune to this — no campus is, no community is really. But we don't have the same kind of drinking culture. Not to that degree."”
Florida Gulf Coast University Few FGCU students face arrest on campus for booze, possessing pot – POLL-4/9/11 “Housing staff can issue alcohol-related violations for drinking in dorms even if a student is of age. For example, having empty containers or beer kegs as furniture constitutes housing violations but not criminal charges.  But students caught drinking underage in an FGCU dorm don’t always face the jail time or fines students run into off-campus.”

Recent Alcohol-Related Tragedies involving Florida Gulf Coast University Students

Devin Lurain, 19, October 26, 2007, Florida Gulf Coast University How and why? Devin, a first-year student majoring in pre-management, was found dead in his dorm room early Friday afternoon by his roommate. He died accidentally from "acute ethanol and oxycodone toxicity," essentially partying too hard the previous night with friends. He had a blood alcohol content of 0.376, and also had traces of marijuana in his system. 
 
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