Change Flagler's Narrative!

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The mission of Flagler states:

"The aim of Flagler College is to provide a supportive and challenging environment in which students acquire knowledge, exercise good citizenship, and adhere to high ethical standards."


This video is an awful reflection of that statement, in fact, it makes our school look like a joke. Moreover, this video is insulting to all the alumni who have worked hard to earn their degree. Flagler is NOT some summer camp. There is no sense of prestige or the "challenging" environment that Flagler claims to have.

By signing this petition you are agreeing that this video is

1) A poor reflection of the College

2) The narrative of the college needs to be reevaluated

3) This video needs to be taken down and recreated


  • Marne Burghoffer This video is an inaccurate and embarrassing portrayal of a degree at Flagler. Although the environment of the campus is beautiful and there are good times to be had, at the end of the day we go to college for a reputable degree. I came to Flagler because of the higher standard of education, not to go surfing instead of class. Where is the emphasis on the education in this video? No where. One last note, the $30,000 budget for the film is an outrage. There are plenty of production students who could have presented a more accurate depiction of the school for no money at all. I didn't pay my tuition here to have a video make a joke out of it.

  • Miranda Lee The video budget was not $30,000. It was shot & edited by a local video production company comprised of several graduates of Flagler College, and their budget was nowhere near that. I don't know specifics, but I definitely know it wasn't that high. They also produced a huge number of videos for the website & interactive map ( that show better aspects of the college than this one small video.

  • Daniela Maltese In the event of an inevitable rebuttle from Flagler, I would suggest keeping the footage but reediting it in an order that shows the main goals of the college more in depth than the overall "laid back lifestyle" that is showcased through the majority of the video. This is my degree that is being reflected. Throughout my college career, I've worked hard to get this far and I don't want my future employers to assume I spent four years "hanging out". I don't deny the atmosphere that this school has created and I'm so grateful and whole heartedly love my school, but I feel Flagler is so much more than a liberal arts college in a surf town. I think I honestly would have preferred a video embracing the traditional values as opposed to the carefree environment that Flagler provides. My suggestion would be to give the students an opportunity to take the footage and edit it into something more acceptable. This would additionally give the students involved something to add to their portfolios.

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