University News

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 […]

FSU Panama City to offer free tuition to Florida students with family incomes of $50,000 or less

Florida State University Panama City announced a new scholarship program today that will provide tuition free education for qualified Northwest Florida students with combined family and student income of $50,000 or less or are eligible for Pell Grants. The FSU PC Promise Scholarship will take effect spring 2021 and will guarantee that full-time resident undergraduates […]

FSU College of Education to host COE Preview Week

Florida State University’s College of Education is hosting COE Preview Week, a virtual graduate programs open house. At this event, prospective students will be able to learn more about the college’s graduate programs and certificate programs from faculty, admissions staff and students. They’ll also be able take a virtual tour of FSU’s campus, as well as the Stone […]

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 […]

FSU College of Education to launch new online master’s program in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Florida State University’s College of Education is launching an online master’s program in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) starting in spring 2021. The program will prepare students for careers in teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) and English as a Foreign Language (EFL), language assessment, teacher training, materials development, program administration, […]

FSU to hold virtual Fall Commencement Ceremony Dec. 11

Florida State University will hold a virtual commencement ceremony for its fall graduates Friday, Dec. 11. President John Thrasher will preside over the ceremony, which will be streamed on the university’s website, Facebook and YouTube channels. The ceremony will begin at 7:30 p.m. ET. The virtual ceremony will incorporate many of the traditional customs associated […]

Statement from Florida State University Re: President and Mrs. Thrasher

4:45 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020 Florida State University President John Thrasher and First Lady Jean Thrasher have tested positive for COVID-19. President Thrasher learned of his positive result at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday after taking a PCR test earlier in the day. Mrs. Thrasher learned of her positive diagnosis late Monday night after a recent […]

FSU remembers David Ford, former Board of Trustees member and champion of student success

Prominent New York businessman David B. Ford, a Florida State University alumnus and former member of the FSU Board of Trustees who had a passion for student success, died Sept. 20 of complications related to cancer. He was 74. Ford changed the lives of countless FSU students through his investment in programs that helped them […]

FSU’s Interdisciplinary Center for Athletic Coaching partners with Women’s Football Alliance

Florida State University’s Interdisciplinary Center for Athletic Coaching, known as FSU COACH, has formed a new partnership with the Women’s Football Alliance (WFA), a competitive women’s tackle football league. Through the partnership, FSU COACH will serve as the official coach education provider for the WFA’s new Coaches Alliance. “Coach education and development is an important […]

FSU Board of Trustees approves Presidential Search Advisory Committee

Florida State University Board of Trustees Chair Ed Burr appointed a 15-member committee, as required by the Florida Board of Governors, to conduct a national search for the university’s 16th president during a special board meeting today via Zoom. Trustees unanimously affirmed Burr’s appointees. The selection of the Presidential Search Advisory Committee followed guidelines set […]

Florida State appoints new director for Florida Center for Reading Research

Florida State University has appointed FSU Professor of Education Nicole Patton Terry as director of the Florida Center for Reading Research (FCRR), a multidisciplinary research center that investigates all aspects of reading and reading-related skills across the lifespan. Patton Terry is the Olive & Manuel Bordas Professor of Education within the School of Teacher Education. […]

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 […]