Students & Campus Life

FSU celebrates Peace Corps 60th anniversary

The Peace Corps is celebrating 60 years since President John F. Kennedy established the agency on March 1, 1961, and Florida State University alumni are proud to continue being a vital part of this historic organization. The anniversary of the Peace Corps commemorates international peace and friendship, volunteerism and service. In that time, Florida State […]

FSU to host 11th annual Florida Undergraduate Research Conference

For the first time in 11 years, Florida State University will host the 2021 Florida Undergraduate Research Conference (FURC) Feb. 26-27, 2021. This virtual event will allow more than 700 students from 27 institutions across the state of Florida to present and discuss their research safely. Sixty-two undergraduate students will represent FSU at this year’s […]

Eight FSU students receive Gilman scholarship to study abroad

Eight Florida State University students hope to study or intern abroad this summer as part of the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program from the U.S. Department of State, barring any COVID-19 travel restrictions. The Gilman Scholarship gives students the opportunity to study or intern abroad and emphasizes learning about culture and language to prepare […]

FSU grad student, alumna earn NOAA’s prestigious Knauss Marine Policy Fellowships

Two Florida State University graduate students have received the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s 2021 John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship.   The fellowship, part of the National Sea Grant College Program, has provided educational and professional experiences for graduate students interested in ocean, coastal and Great Lakes resources and policy decisions affecting these resources since 1979.  Department […]

FSU Facilities receives state award for recycling efforts

Florida State University was recognized by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) and the Florida Recycling Partnership as a 2020 Recycling Award winner. Specifically, Florida State was honored with the Recycling Champion Award. All of the 2020 Recycling Award Winners presented their programs during a webinar Thursday, Dec. 10. “Many universities and businesses talk […]

Florida State University announces new dining services contract

Aramark Dining Services Q&A Florida State University announced today a new dining services agreement with Aramark. Under the new agreement, FSU’s Dining Services will continue to be a large operation that serves students, faculty, staff and visitors from more than 30 campus eateries, catering and athletic dining halls, generating approximately $31 million annually. The new […]

Garnet & Gold Scholar Society welcomes 39 new inductees in virtual ceremony

Florida State University welcomed 39 new inductees into its prestigious Garnet & Gold Scholar Society this fall. Established in 2010, the Garnet & Gold Scholar Society facilitates student involvement and recognizes undergraduate students who excel within and beyond the classroom in at least three of five areas: international experience, internship, leadership, research and service. The […]

FSU’s Global Citizen Certificate strengthens Collaborative Online International Learning partnerships

Florida State University doubled the number of students engaged in enhanced global learning through the Global Citizenship Certificate (GCC) this fall by expanding its Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) partnership. Already working with The Technology College of Americana (FATEC) in Brazil, FSU is now collaborating with two other FATEC campuses in São Caetano and Praia […]

Medical student named National Health Service Corps scholar

In exchange for a full-ride through medical school, first-year student Sheena Chege has promised to practice primary care in a medically underserved community for four years after residency.   Chege, who was born in Kenya and later moved to South Carolina and Fort Myers, came to medical school in May already knowing she’d want to […]

FAMU-FSU Engineering student awarded esteemed fellowship from U.S. Department of Energy

A FAMU-FSU College of Engineering doctoral student has earned a prestigious fellowship from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Virginia Phifer was one of 52 graduate students nationwide selected for the DOE’s Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program. The SCGSR program provides supplemental funds for graduate students to conduct part of their thesis […]

FSU Director of Fraternity/Sorority Life elected as president of national organization

Florida State University’s director of  Fraternity and Sorority Life has been elected to serve as president of the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors (AFA). Chris Graham will begin a two-year term as president of the AFA in November. He is the first Black man and the youngest person elected to the position. “I’m incredibly honored to […]

FAMU-FSU College of Engineering student receives NIH Predoctoral Fellowship

A biomedical engineering student in the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering has received a new predoctoral fellowship from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to conduct research at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory. Shannon Helsper was awarded the Ruth L. Kirschstein Predoctoral National Research Service Award. She’ll receive $112,288 over the course of three years […]