Students & Campus Life

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 […]

FSU establishes student voter initiative

Florida State University is working hard to increase student voter turnout and civic engagement on campus leading up to Election Day. FSU Votes is a new civic engagement campaign that aims to increase voter turnout among eligible student voters. The nonpartisan initiative brings together partners from departments and student organizations across the university for a […]

Florida State University honors Latinx culture with virtual celebration

Florida State University students, faculty, staff and administrators gathered online this year for a spirited cultural celebration of the Latinx community Monday, Sept. 28, via Zoom. The second annual event, first held last year in Ruby Diamond Auditorium, gathers the university and Tallahassee communities to share in the acknowledgment of the history, untold stories and […]

FSU establishes ambassador program to promote healthy behaviors

Students at Florida State University are setting a positive example for their peers to encourage compliance with the university’s COVID-19 health and safety guidelines as members of University Health Services’ Stay Healthy Ambassador Program. Established this fall, the Stay Healthy Ambassador Program (SHAP) trains student and staff volunteers to promote healthy behaviors in the campus […]

FSU receives $2.6M in federal funding to support underrepresented students

Florida State University’s Center for Academic Retention and Enhancement (CARE) will receive $2.6 million over the next five years to continue funding two programs that support traditionally underrepresented students in higher education. The two competitive grants are part of the Federal TRIO Programs sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education. CARE received a total of […]

Sustainable Campus hosts socially distanced bike distribution

Neither a rainy Saturday morning nor a global pandemic stood in the way of connecting students to safe, sustainable transportation during Florida State University’s reCycle Bike program distribution event this fall. Sustainable Campus’ reCycle Bike program has been renting refurbished bicycles to FSU students since the program’s inception in 2011. This year’s distribution event, held […]

FSU to host ‘Fresh Check Week’ mental health program

Florida State University will host Fresh Check Week — an uplifting event designed to bring the campus community together, increase awareness of mental health resources available to students and shine a light on suicide prevention.   Fresh Check Week aims to create an approachable atmosphere where students are encouraged to engage in dialogue about mental […]