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Florida State University

Educational Resources

Libraries

Dirac Science Library, Claude Pepper Library, Allen Music Library, Goldstein Library, College of Medicine Library, Law Library. Panama City ARC, Republic of Panama Branch Campus Library, Ringling Museum of Art Library

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 2,889,810 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 42,076 current serial subscriptions.
  • 8,057,015 microforms.
  • 75,848 Audio/Visual items.
  • 252,623 e-books.

Museums & Art

Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts, Ringling Museum of Art, Marine Lab, Oceanographic Institute, National High Magnetic Field Lab, Developmental Research school, Challenger Space Center, Planetarium, Accelerators, Super Computers, Asolo Conservatory

Computing

Requirements

  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are required to own or lease a computer.

Campus Resources

  • 2,958 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in some of the libraries (excluding computer labs), in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 3,000 students can be on the network at once.

Services

Basic

nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance

Remedial

reading, math, writing, study skills

Counseling

minority student, career, military, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, birth control, religious

Career

co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life

Housing

Overview

  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 14% of students live in school housing.
  • The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing

Types of housing available

  • 9% of housing units are Singles.
  • 32% of housing units are Doubles.
  • 34% of housing units are Triples.
  • 25% of housing units are Apartments.
  • In total, there are 13 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.

Extracurricular

  • Alcohol is permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: Seven Days of Opening Nights (a fine and performing arts festival), Dance Marathon, Flying High Circus, Parents' Weekend, Homecoming Festivities & Parade, President's Ice Cream Social, Last Call Before Fall (concert), Seminole Sensation Week, Market Wednesday, LEAD-In at the Rez, President's Retreat, Various Speakers sponsored by campus departments and student organizations, FSUnity Day;
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, television station, yearbook
  • In total, there are about 417 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Golden Key International Honour Society, Phi Eta Sigma, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, The W. E. B. DuBois Honor Society, Omicron Delta Kappa, Mortar Board, Garnet Key Honor Society, The Oscar Arias Sanchez Honor Society, Garnet and Gold Key, Phi Theta Kappa, Pi Gamma Mu, Beta Beta Beta, Eta Sigma Phi, Upsilon Pi Epsilon, Lambda Iota Tau, Phi Alpha Theta, Pi Mu Epsilon, Chi Epsilon Pi, Scabbard and Blade, Pi Delta Phi, Delta Phi Alpha, Gamma Kappa Alpha, Dobro Slovo, Sigma Delta Pi, Phi Sigma Iota, Sigma Pi Sigma, Psi Chi, Beta Gamma Sigma, Beta Alpha Psi, Eta Sigma Delta, Sigma Iota Epsilon, Lambda Pi Eta, Alpha Phi Sigma, Kappa Delta Pi, Phi Delta Kappa, Rho Phi Lambda, Tau Beta Pi, Kappa Omicron Nu, Beta Phi Mu, Order of the Coif, Alpha Epsilon Delta, Pre-Dental Society, Pre-Veterinary Society, Pi Kappa Lambda, Sigma Theta Tau, Pi Gamma Mu, Omicron Delta Epsilon, Gamma Theta Upsilon, Pi Sigma Alpha, Pi Alpha Alpha, Phi Alpha
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Athletes in Action, Baha'i Unity Group, Baptist Collegiate Ministries, Beyond Believing Campus Ministry, Bhakti Yoga Club, Campus Crusade for Christ, Campus Renewal Ministries, Catholic Student Union, Chabad Student Club At FSU, Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship, Christian Campus Fellowship, Christian Heritage Campus Ministry, Christian Legal Society, Christian Medical Association, Ekklesia, Engineering School in Christ, Every Nation Campus Ministry, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Firebrand, First Collegiate Leaders Actively Saving Souls (1st CLASS), Gospel Choir, Heritage House Student Fellowship, Hillel, Jewish Law Students Association, Jewish Student Union, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, Maimonides Society (Jewish Medical Students' Association), Navigators, Orthodox Christian Fellowship, Reformed University Fellowship, Student Ministry of First Baptist Church, Tallahassee Campus Ministry, Tallahassee Campus Outreach, Tuesday Night Fellowship, Turning Point Campus Ministry, Union of Freethinking Students, University Unitarian Universalists, Unveiled - the Collegiate Ministry of Northwoods, Wesley Foundation
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) African Student Association, Aikido, American Indian Student Union, Amnesty International, Arab Cultural Association, Asian Law Student Association, Asian Student Union, Azucar Dance, Bangladesh Student Association, Bhakti Yoga Club, Black Actors Guild, Black Graduate Students Association, Black Law Students Association, Black Student Union, Brazilian Student Association, Caribbean Student Association, Chinese Student & Scholar Association, Colombian Student Association, Corazon Dancers, Cuban American Student Association, Dominican Student Association, Filipino Student Association, Friends of Israel, Haitian Cultural Club, Hillel, Hispanic Student Union, Indian Students Association of Tallahassee, Indonesian Students Association, International Law Society, International Programs Collegiate Association, International Relations Organization, Italian Society, Japanese Animation Club of Tallahassee, Japanese Student Association, Journal of Transnational Law and Policy, Middle East Peace Association (MEPA), Minority Association of Pre-Health Students, Minority Business Society, Minority Student Nurses Association, NAACP, National Council of Negro Women, Oscar Arias Sanchez Hispanic Honor Society, Panamanian Society, Persian Culture Club, Progressive Black Men, Inc. , Puerto Rican Students Association, Russian Club, SISTUHS INC, Slavic Student Association, Spanish American Law Student Association (SALSA), Students United for Peace and Justice, Taiwanese Student Association, Total Health Empowerment -- Ladies of Color, Turkish Student Association, Vietnamese Student Association, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, Sigma Gamma Rho, Zeta Phi Beta, Iota Phi Theta, Alpha Phi Alpha, Kappa Alpha Psi, Omega Psi Phi, Phi Beta Sigma, Lambda Theta Phi, Lambda Theta Alpha, Lambda Tau Omega, Sigma Lambda Beta, Sigma Lambda Gamma, alpha Kappa Delta Phi, Theta Nu Xi;
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) music ensembles, bands, operatic, theatre & dance groups, circus, debating, academic, cultural, charitable, departmental, professional, social service, special interest groups;
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) FSView (twice a week), Florida Flambeau (twice a week)

Travel

  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Jacksonville, if not Tallahassee (170), Tallahassee (5)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Tallahassee (1)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Tallahassee (1)
  • Public transportation serves the campus.
  • All students are permitted to have cars on campus.

Employment

  • School employment is available.
  • 9% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 4,014
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.

Greek Life

  • There are 28 fraternities
  • 20 fraternity houses
  • 14% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 24 sororities
  • 15 sorority houses
  • 14% of students are sorority members.

ROTC

  • Army ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Navy ROTC: Offered at cooperating institution (Florida A&M)
  • Airforce ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited

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