Students & Campus Life

FSU students have a different take on spring break

While college students across the nation are enjoying their spring break lying on the beach or relaxing at home, dozens of Florida State University students are taking a different approach during their short reprieve from class. Groups and individual FSU students are traveling around the country and world while gaining career experience, giving back to […]

Power of WE hosts bipartisan discussion with former Congressmen

Florida State University’s Power of WE and The Village Square partnered to host the third installment of the Power of WE’s Shared Spaces Series on Feb. 13, focusing on “Why Gridlock Rules Washington and How We Can Solve the Crisis?” Members of the FSU and greater Tallahassee community watched as two political rivals — former Congressmen […]

FSU’s Power of WE, The Village Square partner to host former political rivals for bipartisan dialogue

Florida State University’s Power of WE and The Village Square are joining forces in an unprecedented national partnership that will give both organizations an opportunity to impact campus communities across the country.  The two groups will publicly launch the new partnership at a joint event on Feb. 13 featuring former Congressmen David Jolly (R-Florida) and Patrick […]

Florida State to host Social Justice Symposium

Florida State University’s Black Faculty and Staff Network and the Latin@ Faculty Resource Group will host the FSU Social Justice Symposium 2018: Activism in the Academy Feb. 9-10. A first-time campus event, the symposium aims to bring students, teachers and activists together to build relationships and explore opportunities and solutions through recognition of how ethnic […]

FSU student entrepreneur selected for 2018 Future Founders Fellowship

A Florida State University undergraduate student has been selected to participate in the 2018 Future Founders cohort, a nonprofit fellowship that empowers the development of top student entrepreneurs across the country. Hannah King, a junior majoring in international affairs with a minor in social and commercial entrepreneurship and founder of Woven Futures, will participate in a yearlong program geared toward the advancement of millennial entrepreneurs and their businesses […]

Seminole Dining at FSU adopts local Mushroom Farm

Florida State University’s innovative food service team, Seminole Dining and Sodexo USA, has forged a new partnership that advances FSU’s goal of serving up meals with the freshest, healthiest ingredients. Seminole Dining has contracted with West Coast Mushrooms in Quincy. The farm, owned and operated by Abel and Alvaro Gamboa, uses sustainable farming practices in […]

Student-veterans find a ‘home’ at Florida State

As the nation takes a day to honor its military veterans this Veterans Day, Florida State University is upholding its commitment to honoring and supporting its student-veterans all year long. Six years ago, Florida State launched several new initiatives with the vision of becoming a national beacon of veteran success — most notably through the creation […]

A place for reflection: FSU Labyrinth adds new dynamic to campus

In an overly connected and busy world, Florida State University has designed a place for students to come and take a break. A labyrinth — often confused with but very different from a maze — is a flat, winding path to be followed that promotes reflection, thinking and well-being. The campus community, along with university […]

New FSU partnership to provide homestay programs for international students

Have you ever had the desire to connect with new friends around the world and experience a new culture, while staying in the comfort of your own home? Florida State University’s Center for Intensive English Studies can help make that happen. The center recently partnered with the American Homestay Network, an organization that provides homestay […]

American Idol star to share personal story of abilities and music at FSU appearance

Florida State University will host James Durbin, an internationally known vocalist, guitarist and lead singer for the heavy metal band Quiet Riot, to discuss what it is like to have unique abilities and differences. A musician with autism and Tourette syndrome, Durbin is an advocate for inclusion, and he aims to give students a new […]

FSU student entrepreneur helps empower girls in Ethiopia

Florida State University junior Jessica Bachansingh has dedicated herself to empowering girls globally by teaching them a marketable skill — sewing. Three years ago, Bachansingh founded Gifts for Confidence, a nonprofit organization that gives girls in Ethiopia the chance to learn how to sew infinity scarves. They are sold locally in Ethiopian communities and globally […]