student success

FSU biology student takes top prize at Three Minute Thesis competition

Florida State University doctoral student Eve Humphrey left judges and attendees with a smile as she closed her Three Minute Thesis speech at the annual competition, Tuesday, Nov. 27. “When under pressure, just keep swimming and getting it on,” she said. Humphrey, a biological science student, took home the $1,000 prize and will represent Florida […]

Florida State Graduate School applications and enrollment reach historic levels

Applications for graduate education — and graduate student enrollment — at Florida State University are on the rise. Application numbers are up 11 percent over the Graduate School’s record high of 8,749 applications in 2012. The total number of applications — more than 9,700 — received in Fall 2018 also represents a 26 percent increase over those submitted […]

Florida State joins national effort to improve college access, student success

Florida State University is one of 130 public universities and systems collaborating with the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) on a new initiative to improve college access and equity and produce more college graduates. “Powered by Publics: Scaling Student Success” — the nationwide effort to improve college access, advance equity and increase college […]

Florida State hosts ribbon cutting to open new child care center

Florida State University President John Thrasher and administrators officially opened the doors to a new child care facility Monday, Oct. 22, hosting a ribbon cutting to mark the occasion. The facility serves as a place for FSU’s Childcare and Early Learning Program employees to care for and nurture the young children of FSU students, faculty […]

FSU fully launches Student Resilience Project

After a successful soft launch earlier this summer, Florida State University fully rolled out its Student Resilience Project this fall, including more interactive videos, audios and resources for all FSU students. The “Student Resilience Project” is an online, evidence-informed toolkit developed by the Institute for Family Violence Studies at the FSU College of Social Work. […]

Florida State receives federal grant to address personal violence on campus communities

A new grant from the U.S. Department of Justice will help Florida State University prevent and respond to power-based personal violence on campus and around the community. FSU will receive $300,000 from the DOJ’s Office on Violence Against Women under the Grants to Reduce Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking on Campus Program. […]

FSU opens new living-learning community for aspiring entrepreneurs

Fostering an entrepreneurial spirit across campus is one of Florida State University’s top strategic goals. This fall, the university has taken its commitment to innovation one step further by offering a home for budding entrepreneurs with the opening of a new living-learning community. The Entrepreneurship and Innovation Learning Community (EILC) is designed to immerse first-year […]

FSU to expand child care and early learning services

Florida State University will welcome some of the tiniest members of the FSU family when the FSU Childcare and Early Learning Program reopens for business Aug. 27 with a new toddler wing. The completion of the wing represents the final piece of construction of the 15,000-square-foot facility. FSU completed construction on the Infant and Toddler […]

Florida State students continue to benefit from ‘Taking 15’

There’s been a positive cultural shift among freshman students at Florida State University thanks to the university’s “Take 15” initiative launched in 2015. “Take 15” is an ongoing university-wide campaign designed to encourage students to take a full academic course load of 15 credit hours or more each semester. In 2017, for the first time […]

Building stronger students: FSU launches Student Resilience Project

As Florida State University prepares to welcome more than 6,000 freshmen this fall, the university is offering a new online tool to help students adjust to campus, improve mental health, increase resilience and reduce stress. The “Student Resilience Project” is an online, evidence-informed trauma resilience training tool developed by the Institute for Family Violence Studies […]

Florida State to launch new Peace Corps Prep program

Florida State University will launch a new program this fall that will prepare students to volunteer in the Peace Corps or work abroad. The Peace Corps Prep program will help undergraduate students explore and discover the Peace Corps service opportunities that interest them and the skills they need to be a competitive applicant for those positions. […]

FSU Career Center honored for exemplary service

The Florida State University Career Center has been recognized by the National Career Development Association for exemplifying excellence in career development. The center received the association’s Exemplary Career Center Award in the area of Education, Government and Business at the 2018 NCDA Global Conference held June 21-23 in Phoenix. The FSU Career Center is known […]