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Student Affairs at Florida State University



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The Division of Student Affairs provides programs and services to maximize learning and to enhance the quality of student life. Our philosophy focuses on students’ educational, intellectual, leadership, physical, spiritual, and personal development. This report provides information about the breadth of educational programming efforts and intentional services available to our students. Beyond direct student services, each of the departments demonstrates strong linkages with academic units that support student success and achievement. We appreciate your interest and support.

Mary B. Coburn Vice President for Student Affairs

Allison H. Crume Associate Vice President for Student Affairs

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OVERALL DIVISION STRATEGIC PLAN MISSION The Division of Student Affairs collaborates with students, faculty, and staff to create welcoming, supportive and challenging environments that maximize opportunities for student learning and success. Through high quality programs and services, the Division staff facilitates student development, celebrates differences, and promotes civic and global responsibility.

VISION We envision a Florida State University where students, faculty and staff embrace an inclusive learning community with respect, responsibility and acceptance for all cultures. Graduates will make meaningful contributions to a global society through character, competence and integrity. They will make ethical decisions and be committed to a life of service and leadership.

VALUES We value a University community where the tenets of the Seminole Creed are essential to the development of strength (Vires), skill (Artes) and character (Mores). We are committed to providing a caring environment which promotes sustained achievement, and fosters learning and the holistic development of students, faculty and staff.

STRATEGIC GOALS • Build Community: Facilitate a student-centered campus through fostering greater interaction, integration, understanding and appreciation of all cultures in our community and beyond. • Educate Leaders to Make a Difference: Prepare ethical leaders for a global society. • Integrate Learning: Educate students and collaborate with Academic Affairs to provide a comprehensive culture of learning. • Ensure Operational Excellence: Maximize resources to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments.

OVERALL STRATEGIC PRIORITIES 1. Develop strategies to increase student engagement, promote learning opportunities, and foster inclusiveness across campus. 2. Enhance and support student leadership learning initiatives. 3. Expand internship and experiential opportunities. 4. Expand internationalization efforts in partnership with Academic Affairs. 5. Increase mental health and wellness resources. 6. Implement Division of Student Affairs student leader learning outcomes assessment. 7. Encourage the study of the college student experience and program effectiveness to promote student success.

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DIVISION OF STUDENT AFFAIRS HIGHLIGHTS • Welcomed 7,000 students, family members, faculty, and staff to the academic community through New Student Convocation. • Educated the University community about the FSU Medical Amnesty policy, passed in July 2012. Presentations have been given to several large groups including Housing Staff, Student Government and Peer Health Educators. • Created a 100 Days to Graduation website to provide a list of events and programs that are summative to the student experience at Florida State University.

• Collaborated with the College of Medicine and the Healthy Campus 2020 committee to support the tobacco-free initiative. All FSU campuses and sites in Florida will be tobacco-free as of January 2014. • Opened the new 170,000 square foot Health & Wellness Center, home to University Health Services as well as facilities for the College of Nursing, the College of Human Sciences Athletic Training Program, and Campus Recreation. • Hosted the third annual campuswide TEDxFSU at the Turnbull Conference Center. Over 100 students, faculty, staff, and community members heard “ideas worth spreading” from notable live and pre-recorded speakers and performing acts.

• Unified the Center for Leadership and Civic Education and the Center for Multicultural Affairs to create the Center for Leadership and Social Change. • Partnered with the Career Center and the Office of the Provost to conduct the Graduating Senior Survey with a 92% response rate. • Supported the growing Universityinitiative of the Garnet and Gold Scholar Society (GGSS), which inducted 81 students this year. • Celebrated four decades of access during Disability Awareness Week. The celebration was organized to educate and recognize the progress made throughout the history of disability support services for students.

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CAMPUS RECREATION Campus Recreation’s mission is to provide high quality recreational programs, services and facilities for FSU students and the University community that will maximize opportunities for life-long learning, personal development and leadership through varied and diverse recreational endeavors. This year, Campus Recreation has: • Hosted 63% of FSU students at Campus Recreation facilities and programs with a total patronage of 1,384,065 students, faculty, and staff participating in one or more activities. • Operated with extended nighttime hours for the Leach Center on weekday nights during the fall and spring semesters to meet student demand, made possible through the support of the Student Government Association. • Introduced a new Group Fitness Instructor Training Course, “G-FIT.” The 7-week course prepared attendees to lead a variety of group fitness sessions that are offered at the Leach Center. Out of 40 students enrolled, 25 auditioned to become instructors, and 12 were hired. • Expanded fitness and wellness program offerings through new space at the Fitness & Movement Clinic that offers a studio dedicated to small group personal training, state-of-the-art equipment, and a more relaxed environment for working one-on-one with clients. • Engaged an increasing number of FSU Challenge student participants, seeing a 2.4% increase from the previous year, as well as a 7.1% increase in the number of corporate participants.

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The mission of The Career Center is to provide comprehensive career services, train career service practitioners, conduct life and career development research, and disseminate information about life and career services to the university community, the nation, and the world. This year, the Career Center: • Advised 13,367 students through career advising and counseling sessions. • Conducted 510 mock interviews, a 40% increase in interviews from last year. Mock interviews help to better prepare students for interviews pertaining to internships, graduate school, and full or part time employment. • Maintained on-campus recruiting efforts by registering 2,364 students and 143 employers, as well as posting 7,117 job listings via SeminoleLink. • Taught 12 sections of the Career Planning Course in partnership with the Educational Psychology and Learning Systems Department, enrolling 388 students in 2012. • Coordinated Seminole Futures and a total of 13 career fair expositions, providing an opportunity for 777 employers to connect with 10,407 FSU students. • Collaborated with The Graduate School to create a Preparing Future Professionals certificate program.

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ACADEMIC RETENTION & ENHANCEMENT The Center for Academic Retention and Enhancement (CARE) provides preparation, orientation, and academic support programming for students who are among the first in their families to attend college and may face unique challenges in college because of educational or economic circumstances. This year, CARE: • Improved efforts for local student recruitment and enrollment into the Summer Bridge Program, resulting in a 58.33% increase in the number of students from the Leon, Gadsden, Jefferson & Wakulla areas. • Guided students through the Success Coaching Program, a requirement for all sophomore participants in CARE, which has proven to be highly effective in sustaining student engagement and success. In 2012, CARE observed a 90.59% student retention rate compared to 84% for students not using this resource in the past. • Provided academic assistance to students in the CARE Tutorial Lab with 42,324 total student visits this year. • Collaborated with SStride, Office of National Fellowship, Advising First, Academic Center for Excellence, and Strozier Library to develop programs to better support CARE participants. Partnerships include a space for CARE Tutorial Lab staff in Strozier Library to provide additional academic support and working with the Office of National Fellowship to provide support, engagement, and additional access to scholarships for Gates Millennial Scholars. • Established the Unconquered Scholars Program to serve students previously classified as members of foster care, relative care, wards of the State, or homeless in an effort to increase the peer support and engagement activities for this highly at-risk population at FSU.

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GLOBAL ENGAGEMENT The mission of the Center for Global Engagement (CGE) is to facilitate international diversity and foster global understanding and awareness within the FSU community. CGE is committed to enhancing FSU’s internationalization initiatives through: intercultural programs, Global Pathways Certificate, crosscultural exchanges, immigration services, and collaborative efforts with academic and administrative departments. This year, the Center for Global Engagement: • Coordinated the Beyond Borders Exchange Program in which 32 FSU students and 32 students from the University of West Indies, the University of Costa Rica and the Technical University of Dresden participated. Ten staff from these different universities served as team leaders. • Collaborated with Academic Affairs to design and pilot a 3+2 program with the Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering and the China University of Petroleum. The program is aimed at attracting talented international students and provides support for integration into the campus community. • Facilitated the placement of six fully funded Brazilian students through Science Without Borders and worked with the College of Engineering and the Department of Physics to arrange their required internship as part of the sixmonth program. • Welcomed 58 exchange students to FSU, a 45% increase from the previous year, and coordinated 62 outbound students. • Hosted the International Bazaar, which engaged 400 students, staff, and community members with cultural displays, performances and international cuisine. • Prepared 151 students to engage and reflect on a variety of abroad opportunities and increased intercultural competencies through multiple course offerings. • Provided the opportunity for 27 international students to engage with local community members and discuss diverse cultures and worldly issues through the Global Ambassadors Program.

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The Center for Leadership and Social Change, formed from the merger of the Center for Leadership and Civic Education and the Center for Multicultural Affairs, transforms lives through leadership education, identity development, and community education to foster responsible citizenship and effective leadership. This year, the Center for Leadership and Social Change: • Facilitated community involvement with over 4,055 students who participated in ServScript, completing 273,305.25 hours of service to the community. • Selected twelve incoming first-year students for the Service Scholar Program from an applicant pool of over 500 students. Selections were made based upon their exceptional leadership and service in high school and commitment to further development and learning while attending FSU. • Coordinated FSUnity Day, an annual university-wide program bringing the campus together to celebrate the unity and diversity of all students. Over 300 students attended this annual event to participate in an arts-centered activity and to interact with a diverse range of students, faculty and staff. • Provided three additional course offerings through the Undergraduate Leadership Certificate including Leadership Through Intergroup Dialogues, Peer Leadership, and Literary Citizenship and the Modern Writer. • Collaborated with over 12 campus wide partners to coordinate the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Celebration. The celebration brought FSU and local community members together to enjoy vocal and dance performances, keynote address by world-renowned poet Nikki Giovanni, and presentation of the Angie Cintron Memorial Scholarship, the Seth Rossetti Memorial Scholarship, and the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Book Stipends. • Supported five students through the “Moellership” program. Three undergraduate students, one PhD student, and one medical student served full-time for eight to twelve weeks (approximately 1,655 hours) at non-profit agencies worldwide, over the summer.


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DEAN of STUDENTS DEPARTMENT The Dean of Students Department supports the holistic development of students through advocacy, empowerment, leadership, accountability, and community. This year, the Dean of Students Department: • Welcomed 9,245 students and 9,522 family members to the University community through Orientation and worked with over 18,000 families through the Family Connection. • Promoted and collected 512 signatures for the Hazing Free Community Pledge, a 66% increase in community participation. • Offered an ethics course to Resident Assistants, Orientation Leaders and Conduct Board members through the Student Rights and Responsibilities staff. • Supported approximately 2,000 students registered with the Student Disability Resource Center. Students registered with the SDRC represent 5% of the current student population and persist at a higher rate than the general FSU student population. • Partnered with the Student Government Association and Student Activities Center to maintain inventory of the food pantry. The donation of monies and canned goods from the Warchant concert made it possible to serve 525 FSU students in need. • Observed an overall higher Greek member GPA of 3.092, compared to the overall campus average, 3.07. • Provided 670 students with emotional support and services to help minimize the impact their victimizations had on their academics. The Victim Advocate Program worked with academic departments and other campus partners to appropriately support these students.

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OGLESBY UNION The Oglesby Union is the community center of the university for students, faculty, staff, alumni and guests. Serving as a unifying force that honors each individual and values diversity, the Union fosters a sense of community that cultivates enduring loyalty to the university. The Union provides services and conveniences for members of the university community and creates an environment for connecting with and understanding others through formal and informal associations. This year, the Oglesby Union: • Welcomed and engaged 23,019 participants during Seminole Sensation Week, which was comprised of various programmatic opportunities including concerts, a multicultural showcase, comedians, Breakfast for a Buck, and many additional activities. • Provided diverse programmatic opportunities to the Florida State University and local communities. This year, more than 100,000 people attended film screenings in the Askew Student Life Center, 139,469 games were bowled at Crenshaw Lanes, 417 students participated in Art Center classes, 2,093 community members made pottery at Paint a Pot. • Hosted over 1,800 dancers and raised $701,493.16 for Children’s Miracle Network at Shands Children’s Hospital and the FSU College of Medicine’s Pediatric Outreach Programs through Dance Marathon. • Mentored 238 students through the Peer Involvement Mentor program to increase on-campus student involvement. • Awarded three American Graphic Design awards for Oglesby Union Banners, Sustainable Campus Logo, and the Division of Student Affairs Annual Report designed by Marketing and Communications. • Improved current facilities through renovation of the Oglesby Union courtyard, as well as installation of comprehensive audiovisual equipment in the Student Services Building.

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STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION Student Affairs staff provide an educational atmosphere in which Student Government Association (SGA) leaders can make effective changes in student policy benefitting all students. In addition to educating students on university policies and procedures, SGA gives students the opportunity to create, design, and develop a working resume of experiences helping them succeed in their career paths. This year, the Student Government Association: • Sponsored the Golden Tribe Lecture Series, featuring speakers such as Jonathan Haidt, Wesley Clark, and John Legend. The mission of the Golden Tribe Lecture Series is to engage students in issues and dialogue that will positively benefit their overall academic, scholastic, or humanitarian experiences. • Allocated activities and service funding of over $13,200,000 to the Oglesby Union, Campus Recreation, Student Activities and Organizations, and the Congress of Graduate Students. • Established the Junior and Sophomore Class Councils, in the spirit of the Senior Class Council, to foster class unity at the university. • Provided opportunities for leadership development for special student populations through two educational programs, the Freshman and Transfer Leadership Institutes. • Supported professional development of graduate students by hosting the National Association of Professional and Graduate Students Conference coordinated by the Congress of Graduate Students.

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UNIVERSITY COUNSELING CENTER The University Counseling Center (UCC) provides free and confidential psychological counseling and consultation services to currently enrolled FSU students. UCC offers brief counseling and therapy to support students’ growth and help them optimize their emotional, interpersonal and intellectual development. This year, the University Counseling Center: • Offered free and anonymous online self-assessment tools and enhanced mental health information through the Counseling Center website. Students completed 1,585 online screenings, representing a 15% increase from the previous year. • Provided “NOLES CARE… You Can Make a Difference” Suicide Prevention Training to 746 faculty and staff, including academic advisers, FSU Police, teaching assistants, Strozier Library staff and various student groups. • Conducted 10,253 counseling sessions, including individual, couples, and group sessions. Thirteen group counseling topics were offered. • Coordinated clinical internships for four pre-doctoral psychology interns and three FSU pre-master’s students from Art Therapy, Social Work and Counseling. UCC also offered a summer practicum program for four pre-doctoral students from the FSU Counseling Psychology and Clinical Psychology Programs and supervised two post-doctoral residents for licensure in psychology. • Recruited 45 students for UCC’s peer educator group, RENEW (Realizing Everyone’s Need for Emotional Wellness). RENEW Peer Educators receive invaluable leadership training and ServScript credit for their participation in the organization and presented 98 outreach programs to 2,059 students.

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UNIVERSITY HEALTH SERVICES University Health Services, formerly known as Thagard Student Health Center (TSHC), is staffed by a team of dedicated professionals and provides healthcare, prevention, education and outreach services to a diverse student population and eligible recipients in a safe and supportive environment. University Health Services promotes campus wellness by encouraging healthy lifestyles and personal responsibility to enhance students’ capacity for reaching academic and personal goals. This year, University Health Services: • Provided services through 57,458 patient visits. • Implemented AlcoholEdu, a new program that is an evidenced based online alcohol course for incoming freshmen. • Offered free nutrition education programs to students with general nutrition concerns by trained graduate students. These programs offer greater access to nutrition services and serve as an excellent opportunity for graduate students to practice the skills they have learned in the field of dietetics. • Supported 145 Relay for Life teams and 2,600 participants. Together, participants and volunteers fundraised $192,000. • Hired two additional Assistant Medical Directors for Primary Care and Women’s Care for expansion in the new Health and Wellness Center. • Advised student First Responders who received over 436 requests and volunteered a total 10,406 hours.

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UNIVERSITY HOUSING The mission of University Housing is to provide exceptional living opportunities for students to succeed academically. Residence life fosters the lifelong learning of every resident through the promotion of responsible citizenship, appreciation of differences, personal wellness and involvement. This year, University Housing: • Housed 7,299 undergraduate and graduate students in 19 facilities. • Opened Traditions Hall, a new residence hall creating additional on-campus apartment-style space for 276 upperclassmen students. • Engaged 2,497 participants through 1,576 diverse programs on-campus. Programs focused on culture, social issues, wellness and other topics. • Collaborated with Academic Affairs to provide 425 first-year students with an exceptionally rich and engaging residential learning experience in seven livinglearning communities. • Upgraded residence halls to provide wireless internet in all facilities. • Administered the annual EBI resident assessment to students in the residence halls with an 84% response rate. University Housing ranked #3 among its “Select Six” institutions for Overall Program Effectiveness: Full Residence Experience. • Received $163,798 in federal and state grants to support operations of the FSU Infant and Toddler Child Development Center and the FSU Children’s Center.

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DSA Annual Report 2012-2013  

An overview of the Florida State University Division of Student Affairs accomplishments for the 2012-2013 academic year

DSA Annual Report 2012-2013  

An overview of the Florida State University Division of Student Affairs accomplishments for the 2012-2013 academic year