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FSU hosts Homecoming preview of new Black Student Union

Students, alumni and friends got a sneak peek of Florida State University’s new Black Student Union, described as a home away from home and a place for multicultural fellowship and education, during a Homecoming preview event at the facility Friday, Nov. 17. Coinciding with this year’s Homecoming theme, “Spirit of Unity,” many expressed their desire […]

FSU presented national award for campus internationalization

Florida State University’s President John Thrasher accepted the 2017 Senator Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization, which is given annually by NAFSA: Association of International Educators, at a reception to celebrate International Education Week Tuesday in Washington, D.C. In April, Florida State was one of only four institutions to be selected for the 2017 Simon […]

FSU announces indefinite suspension of Greek activities

Florida State University President John Thrasher announced today he is imposing an indefinite interim suspension on all fraternities and sororities at FSU effective immediately. The action follows the death three days ago of Andrew Coffey, a pledge at Pi Kappa Phi, who was found unresponsive after attending a party, and the arrest today in an […]

FSU receives fourth consecutive national diversity and inclusion award

College of Medicine Also Recognized for Diversity in Health Professions Florida State University’s continuing efforts to promote diversity and inclusion have earned national recognition for the fourth consecutive year. Florida State received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. FSU […]

FSU welcomes Second Lady Karen Pence for announcement of art therapy initiative

Florida State University welcomed Second Lady Karen Pence to campus Wednesday for the announcement of her new art therapy initiative, Art Therapy: Healing with the HeART. Pence chose Florida State as the venue for the announcement because of its nationally acclaimed art therapy graduate education program. “I chose only one initiative to champion, and it […]

Jim Moran Institute recognizes 2017 scholarship recipient

The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship in the Florida State University College of Business recognized student Jamaica Bell as the 2017 Jim Moran Scholar recipient Wednesday evening. Bell was honored during a reception at the Pearl Tyner House at the Florida State Alumni Center. President John Thrasher, Jan Moran, family, friends and College of […]

President’s Advisory Panel membership announced

Florida State University President John Thrasher has announced the members of the President’s Advisory Panel on University Namings and Recognitions. “I want to thank the members of this panel for their willingness to take on this important matter,” Thrasher said. “I expect them to be deliberate, to be thoughtful and to seek input from the […]

FSU pays tribute to President Emeritus Sandy D’Alemberte

Florida State University expressed its love and affection for President Emeritus Talbot “Sandy” D’Alemberte, an iconic leader whose vision and impact raised the university to new heights and touched the lives of Floridians and people around the world.  FSU unveiled a stained-glass window in Dodd Hall Monday in honor of the beloved former president, who led the university from 1994 to 2003. The window, located above the entrance inside Heritage Museum, includes four hand-painted black and white pendants drawn in a pen-and-ink […]

Florida State leaps another five spots in national rankings

U.S. News & World Report Ranks FSU No. 33 Among Public Universities Florida State University has jumped to No. 33 among national public universities in the U.S. News & World Report rankings after moving up five places for the second consecutive year. The rankings appear in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges 2018” guidebook. In two years, FSU […]

DACA: A Message from President John Thrasher

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff, Late last fall, I joined more than 600 higher education leaders across the nation in asking then-President-elect Trump to protect Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. DACA allows some undocumented immigrants who arrived in this country as children to be spared from deportation and makes them eligible for two-year renewable work […]

FSU panel to review campus policies on names and recognitions

Florida State University President John Thrasher announced the creation of a panel of university students, faculty, staff, administrators and alumni to examine and make recommendations on current university policies concerning campus names and markers, including statues and other recognitions. The creation of the panel follows Thrasher’s condemnation of last month’s hateful and violent acts by […]