Students & Campus Life

FSU distributes final round of CARES Act student relief

More than 13,000 Florida State University students received $4.6 million in grants this fall in the final round of funding provided by the Coronarvirus Aid Recovery and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The U.S. Congress passed the CARES Act last spring to provide relief from the economic impact of COVID-19. The legislation authorized the U.S. Department of Education to provide funding for universities and colleges to award in […]

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 […]

First-generation faculty share their college experience during FGEN Week

Four Florida State University faculty members who are the first in their families to attend college provided words of wisdom and encouragement for first-generation students during a virtual panel discussion Thursday evening.  The discussion, sponsored by the Center for Academic Retention and Enhancement and the Center for the Advancement of Teaching, was part of FSU’s FGEN Week, in which the university spotlights and celebrates the success of first-generation college […]

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 […]

Maintaining ties between students and hospitality industry is a priority for Dedman professors

In a typical year, students at Florida State University’s Dedman School of Hospitality would have countless occasions to network face-to-face with industry leaders. Through presentations, lunches and in-class meetings, Dedman students enjoy frequent opportunities to forge connections with executives from companies such as Hyatt, Legoland Theme Parks and Marriott. These interactions can prove invaluable as students begin their careers […]