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Florida State University

Florida State University

One of the nation's elite research universities, Florida State University — with the Carnegie Foundation's highest designation, Doctoral/Research University-Extensive — offers a distinctive academic environment built on its cherished values and unique heritage, welcoming campus on the oldest continuous site of higher education in Florida, championship athletics, and prime location in the heart of the state capital.

Combining traditional strength in the arts and humanities with recognized leadership in the sciences, Florida State University provides unmatched opportunities for students and faculty through challenging academics, cultural discovery and community interaction.

Underlying and supporting the educational experience at Florida State University is the development of new generations of citizen leaders, based on the concepts inscribed in our seal: Vires, Artes, Mores — Strength, Skill and Character.

Epitomized by recently named Rhodes Scholars Garrett Johnson and Myron Rolle — elite athletes and scholars committed to public service — and Joseph O'Shea — a campus and community leader as well as a top scholar — Florida State's 40,000 students are dedicated to academic excellence and providing leadership in our complex world.

Florida State University's 16 colleges offer more than 275 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, professional and specialist degree programs, including medicine and law, covering a broad array of disciplines critical to society today. Each year the University awards over 2,000 graduate and professional degrees.

With its impressive breadth of leading graduate, professional and undergraduate programs, Florida State University is a demanding, intellectually stimulating, yet warm and caring environment for students and faculty. Recognized nationally for its commitment to diversity, Florida State University is a national leader in the number of doctorates awarded to African-American students and in the graduation rate of African-American undergraduates. Its College of Medicine and College of Law are ranked in the nation's Top 10 for Hispanic students.

Florida State University's arts programs — dance, film, music and theatre — rank among the finest in the world, offering an arts education comparable to leading conservatories. Its creative writing program is ranked among the nation's best and is home to the most consistently honored and published student body in the United States. Florida State is responsible for governance of the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art and associated arts programs, one of the largest museum/university complexes in the nation.

Other programs consistently included in the top public university list include physics, chemistry, political science, psychology, criminology, public administration, library science, information, human sciences, business and law.

At the Ph.D. level, interdisciplinary programs draw on notable research faculty strengths that transcend the traditional disciplines, including neuroscience, molecular biophysics, computational science, materials science and research at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory—home to the world's most powerful magnets.


Diversity Profile: Florida State University

At Florida State University, we recognize that every competitive advantage begins with people. By valuing, celebrating and leveraging the differences and similarities of our students, faculty and staff, we inspire an environment of innovation and passion - one that enables us to create a teaching, research and service environment that better reflects the needs of our students, faculty, staff, customers, constituents, communities and other key stakeholders.

Florida State University (University) is committed to a policy of non-discrimination for any member of the University's community on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran's or marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other protected group status. This policy applies to faculty, staff, students, visitors, applicants, and contractors in a manner consistent with applicable federal and state laws, regulations, ordinances, orders and rules, and University's policies, procedures, and processes.

Florida State University's Office Equal Opportunity and Compliance (EOC) is responsible for advancing and monitoring the University's Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), Affirmative Action (AA), Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) policies, procedures, programs and initiatives. We accomplish this by:

  • Working to maintain an environment free from discrimination and harassment and ensuring compliance with all applicable local, state and federal laws.
  • Promoting a culturally diverse and inclusive work and educational environment where faculty and staff are treated fairly, recognized for their individuality and promoted for their performance.
  • Developing policies and procedures to enhance equity for all employees.
  • Communicating the University's commitment through training, education and program development.

Florida State University is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer supporting a culturally diverse educational and work environment.

A list of contacts in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Compliance can be found here.

A list of contacts in the Human Resources’ Office of Diversity and Inclusion can be found here.

At Florida State University, we recognize that every competitive advantage begins with people. By valuing, celebrating and leveraging the differences and similarities of our students, faculty and staff, we inspire an environment of innovation and passion - one that enables us to create a teaching, research and service environment that better reflects the needs of our students, faculty, staff, customers, constituents, communities and other key stakeholders.

Diversity and Inclusion have long been a part of the operating philosophy at the University. In the context of the workplace, valuing diversity means creating a workplace that respects and includes differences, recognizes the unique contributions that individuals with many types of differences can make, and creates a work environment that maximizes the potential of all employees. As a concept, it focuses on a broader set of qualities than race and gender. Inclusion is a practice of ensuring that people in an organization feel they belong, are engaged and are connected through their work to the goals and objectives of the organization.

Now, we are uniting our efforts at FSU to move our Diversity and Inclusion initiative even more to the forefront of our University's agenda so that we can deliver on our vision to become the university and workplace of choice. Educating employees on how to work effectively in a diverse environment helps the University prevent discrimination and promote inclusiveness. There is evidence that effectively managing a diverse work force can contribute to increased faculty, staff and student retention and productivity. It can enhance the organization's responsiveness to an increasingly diverse world of customers, improve relations with the surrounding communities, increase the organization's ability to cope with change, and expand the creativity of the organization.

All of the above will move our performance, innovations, and contributions to the next level. We invite you to join us on our journey to being a more diverse and inclusive university.

See FSU’s Diversity and Inclusion Webpage here.

A list of Multicultural Organizations at FSU can be found here.

The Community Relations Subcommittee's charge is to focus on enhancing Florida State University's outreach efforts to exemplify the University's commitment to Diversity and Inclusion. FSU's outreach to, as well as partnerships with, the internal and external communities illustrate our responsiveness to an increasingly diverse world, and the value we place on inclusion.

FSU values the input of the greater community at large, and seeks to contribute back to the community in a meaningful way. Visit here to hear about the different ways we give back.

FSU is located in Tallahassee, Florida. Home to the state capital, two major universities and an array of museums, attractions and unique experiences, Tallahassee shares a deep-rooted history and culture with unparalleled nature and outdoor recreation. A fusion of cosmopolitan flair and charming personality defines the spirit of Florida’s Capital City - where it all comes together beautifully for visitors. Stretching along the Florida Panhandle, Tallahassee is a place where college town meets cultural center, politics meets performing arts and history meets nature, a place where the vibrancy of what to do is matched only by the city’s inviting hospitality.


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Jobs at Florida State University

  • Deputy Chief Information Officer

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  • Postdoctoral Scholar (OPS)

  • Tallahassee, FL
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  • Assistant Professor, 9 Month Salaried (Hospitality)

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Florida State University Announcements

Hires and Promotions
  • Jane Livingston

    Chief information officer and associate vice president for information technology services

    Date Announced: January 7, 2019
  • Laurel Fulkerson

    Associate vice president for research

    Date Announced: December 3, 2018
  • Gale S. Etschmaier

    Dean of university libraries

    Date Announced: July 12, 2018
  • Damon Andrew

    Dean, College of Education

    Date Announced: May 23, 2018
  • Angela Lauer Chong

    Associate vice president for student affairs

    Date Announced: April 25, 2018

Latest announcements from our capital campaign database for Florida State University.

Year Started:
End Date:
Top priority:
Scholarships, endowed chairs
Goal: $1,000,000,000
Raised to Date: $1,158,665,865
Type: Capital Campaigns

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