Students & Campus Life

FSU’s first class of Presidential Scholars leaves lasting legacy

When the first cohort of 25 Presidential Scholars stepped foot on Florida State University’s campus, they had big plans for how they would spend the next four years. The Presidential Scholars Program, Florida State’s premier undergraduate merit scholarship program, launched in 2014 with the mission of recruiting promising leaders who would become engaged scholars on […]

Power of WE: An unlikely friendship forges positive change on campus

Florida State University President John Thrasher and graduating senior Inam Sakinah are not a pair one would typically expect to be working together to catalyze change on campus. But since meeting in 2014 during the president’s visit to one of FSU’s neurology labs, the two have formed a strong bond despite their differences in age, […]

Garnet & Gold Scholar Society welcomes a record 289 new members

Photo Gallery Florida State University welcomed a record-setting 289 new inductees into its prestigious Garnet & Gold Scholar Society this spring. 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, […]

FSU takes first place at MuniMod civic tech competition

A Florida State University student team placed first in the MuniMod, Florida’s largest civic tech competition to date, by developing Social Safe, an app to reduce intimate partner violence. The hackathon-style event was hosted by the Florida League of Cities in collaboration with Domi Station April 7-8 in Orlando. Students were tasked with applying their […]

Meet Stacey Pierre, FSU’s new student body president

Stacey Pierre has been developing her voice and refining her leadership from the day she set foot on Florida State University’s campus. A first-generation student from Miramar, Florida, Pierre now stands at the helm of FSU’s Student Government Association, serving as the chief student advocate. Pierre, a junior majoring in biology and former student body […]

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 […]