student success

FSU receives new designation for its commitment to first-generation student success

Florida State University has received designation as a First-gen Forward Advisory Institution, recognizing its commitment to improving experiences and advancing outcomes of first-generation college students. Florida State is one of just 11 schools nationally to earn the designation from the Center for First-generation Student Success, an initiative of NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education and The Suder Foundation. Selected institutions […]

FSU students receive prestigious language study scholarships

Six Florida State University undergraduate students were recently selected to receive nationally competitive language study scholarships through initiatives funded by the federal government to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering foreign languages critical to national security and economic prosperity.  Four FSU students won Boren Awards, offered through an initiative of the National Security […]

Florida State’s student success practices a model for the nation

Florida State University’s student success initiatives are showcased as a national model for increasing completion rates and reducing inequities in a video released by the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. The video highlighting FSU is one of three videos focused on the national priorities set forth by the Academy’s Commission on the Future of […]

FSU welcomes largest cohort of FAMU Feeder Scholars

Florida State University is continuing its long-standing relationship with neighboring Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University with the acceptance of its largest class of new graduate students involved in the FAMU Graduate Feeder Scholars Program. This year, FSU awarded a record four fellowships to FAMU students seeking master’s or doctoral degrees. Through the Graduate Feeder Scholars […]

FSU sponsors day-long symposium on diversity and inclusion in higher education

More than 200 Florida State University students, faculty and staff took part in a healthy dialogue on the topics of diversity, inclusion and equity in researching and teaching in higher education during the 2nd annual DIRECTO symposium DIRECTO, held Friday, Sept. 27. DIRECTO — or Diversity and Inclusion in Research and Teaching Organization — is a graduate […]

FSU Graduate School projected to see record enrollment

The Graduate School at Florida State University has experienced significant growth in recent years — projecting a record increase in enrollment for the start of the academic year. “People are recognizing what a great institution this is and looking into our programs,” said Mark Riley, dean of the Graduate School. “They are hearing that they […]

Florida State University Schools breaks ground on new STEAM building

Florida State University Schools broke ground for a new building aimed to educate, engage and inspire their students in the areas of STEAM — science, technology, engineering, arts and math, Thursday, Aug. 15. The event welcomed dozens of FSUS students, teachers, administrators, parents and other supporters. “We’re beyond excited to be here today to celebrate […]

International doctoral student makes FSU history as first black female graduate in nuclear physics

Kalisa Villafana will make history when she is hooded in front of thousands Friday evening during the first of two summer commencement ceremonies at Florida State University. Villafana will be FSU’s first black female graduate to earn a doctoral degree in nuclear physics and only the 96th black woman in the country with a Ph.D. […]

Florida State becomes largest university to add experiential learning requirement

Florida State University is embarking on a new initiative that has the potential to create one of the most diverse and robust talent pipelines in the nation. Already a national leader in student success, Florida State plans to enrich the student learning experience by adopting an experiential learning graduation requirement for undergraduates. Upon implementation, FSU will […]

FSU doctoral student receives national Gabriela Mistral award

A Florida State University graduate student has received a prestigious award for her work in a national honor society. Esther Hernández-Esteban, a third year doctoral student studying Hispanic literature and cultural studies, is the 2019 recipient of the Gabriela Mistral Award. The recognition is given by Sigma Delta Pi, a national collegiate Hispanic honor society. […]

FSU World Affairs Program moves up in global ranking

The Florida State University World Affairs Program within the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy has lept four spots in the rankings of a globally respected organization for their success in Model UN competitions. The program capped one of its most successful years ever in achieving the No. 8 spot in world rankings by […]

Physics undergraduate student wins prestigious Goldwater Scholarship

A Florida State University student who conducts research in theoretical physics has received a prestigious Goldwater Scholarship, awarded to the nation’s brightest mathematics, science and engineering college sophomores and juniors. Shae Machlus, a rising senior from New Port Richey, will receive $7,500 from the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation to cover the […]