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Student Affairs

Student Affairs at Florida State University

at Florida State University

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ii Division of Student Affairs

The Division of


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 Brandon Bowden Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs

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ABOUT STUDENT AFFAIRS 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.

DEPARTMENTS Campus Recreation

Oglesby Union

The Career Center

Student Government Association

The Center for Academic Retention & Enhancement

University Counseling Center

The Center for Global Engagement

University Health Services

The Center for Leadership & Social Change

University Housing

The Dean of Students Department

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DIVISION OF STUDENT AFFAIRS HIGHLIGHTS • Welcomed over 8,000 students, family members, faculty, and staff to the academic community through New Student Convocation. • Facilitated diversity and inclusion efforts, which included providing programming and resources for students as well as developing a Diversity and Inclusion certificate for faculty and staff in collaboration with University Human Resources. • Supported the growing Garnet and Gold Scholar Society initiative, which inducted 85 students this year and has 534 current students participating.

• Engaged over 50,000 participants during Seminole Sensation Week, which was comprised of various programs including concerts, a multicultural showcase, comedians, Breakfast for a Buck, and many additional activities. • Initiated key facilities projects, including the replacement of Dorman Hall as well as renovations of the University Counseling Center in the Askew Student Life Center and the Center for Academic Retention & Enhancement’s space in the Thagard Building. • Advised Dance Marathon, Florida State’s largest student-led philanthropy. This year, over 1,800 dancers raised 20% more donations for a total of $701,493.16 for Children’s Miracle Network at Shands Children’s Hospital and the Florida State College of Medicine’s Pediatric Outreach Programs.

• Hosted the fourth annual campuswide TEDxFSU with the theme “Being Aware of Being.” Over 100 students, faculty, staff, and community members heard “ideas worth spreading.” • Collaborated with the College of Medicine and the Healthy Campus 2020 committee to support the tobacco-free initiative. All Florida State campuses and sites in Florida are tobacco-free as of January 2014. • Hosted Parents’ Weekend with over 1,200 families in attendance, an increase of 39% over last year. • Oriented international students through the Center for Global Engagement. New international student enrollment was up by 33% in the fall semester.

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Student Affairs


CAMPUS RECREATION Campus Recreation strives to support all members of the Florida State community in their pursuit of lifelong wellness by providing a diverse array of high-quality recreational programs, services, and facilities, all designed to “Find What Moves You.” This year, Campus Recreation: • Engaged 73.8% of Florida State students at Campus Recreation facilities and programs, up from 71.5% last year. The department recorded a total patronage of 1,517,686 students, faculty, and staff participating in one or more activities. • Expanded athletic training services to Intramural Sports participants at the Rec SportsPlex and Sport Club participants by enhancing collaborative efforts with the Athletic Training Program in the Nutrition, Food, and Exercise Science Department of the College of Human Sciences. • Contributed numerous wellness initiatives to the Healthy Campus 2020 program including a “TomaChopped” cooking competition and monthly healthy cooking classes for students. • Launched the Rec Excellence Leadership Series to enhance student staff development and connect the department’s 700 student employees with personal and career enrichment resources around campus. • Hosted 114 special events for student organizations, University departments, and community groups at the Rec SportsPlex, Main Campus Fields, Westside Courts, and in Tully Gymnasium, for a total event attendance of 192,874 during 2013, a 28% increase in events and 92% increase in attendees over the previous year. • Tallied 118,236 visits to the Fitness & Movement Clinic in its first full calendar year of operation since opening in the Health & Wellness Center. Combined with the Leach Center, the department totaled 886,364 visits to its two fitness facilities, an increase of 3% over the previous year. • Increased fitness program offerings through the addition of small group training services, new outreach programs for student groups and residence halls, and express group fitness classes during the lunch hour at the Fitness & Movement Clinic.

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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 and beyond. This year, the Career Center: • Advised 14,487 students through career advising and counseling sessions, an increase of 4.6% over last year. • Increased employment opportunities through on-campus recruiting by hosting 481 employers who scheduled 3,121 interviews, an increase of 15% and 18% over last year, respectively. • Provided students and alumni 7,905 job listings via SeminoleLink, an increase of 11% from last year, and referred 9,589 resumes to employers, a 22% increase. • Taught 12 sections of the Career Planning Course in partnership with the Educational Psychology and Learning Systems Department, enrolling 366 students. • Coordinated 16 career fairs, including Seminole Futures, which provided an opportunity for 984 employers and graduate/professional schools to connect with 9,382 Florida State students. • Presented 478 workshops on employability skills and graduate preparation to 22,814 participants. • Managed the Career Portfolio, providing students opportunities to identify and document skills employers and graduate schools seek in candidates.

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The Center for

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. These students often face unique challenges 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 20% increase in the number of students from Leon, Gadsden, Jefferson, and Wakulla counties. • 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. This year, CARE observed an 88% 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 40,279 total student visits this year. • Collaborated with SStride, Office of National Fellowships, Advising First, Academic Center for Excellence, and Strozier Library to develop programs to better support CARE participants. • Continued the Unconquered Scholars Program to serve students previously classified as members of foster care, relative care, wards of the State, or homeless, seeking to increase the peer support and engagement activities for this highly at-risk population at Florida State. Efforts to support these students resulted in a 100% retention rate and average 3.0 GPA after their first year of enrollment.

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The Center for

GLOBAL ENGAGEMENT The mission of the Center for Global Engagement (CGE) is to facilitate international diversity and foster global understanding and awareness within the Florida State community. The CGE is committed to enhancing Florida State’s internationalization initiatives through Intercultural Programs, the Global Pathways Certificate, Cross-cultural Exchanges, Immigration Services, and collaborative efforts with administrative departments and Academic Affairs. This year, the CGE: • Collaborated with Academic Affairs to expand the 3+2 Special Academic Programs designed for talented international students from partner institutions to complete their senior year at Florida State, earn a degree from their home institution, and enroll in Florida State graduate programs. • Prepared 83 students to effectively engage in a variety of different opportunities abroad, including service, study, research, internships, and employment, through the Theory and Practice for Global Engagement course, a 41% enrollment increase over last year. • Provided the Bridging Cultures for Service Excellence Intercultural Training workshops to 165 staff members, representing an 11% increase in participation. This workshop helps faculty and staff gain insight and sensitivity needed to provide customer service in a culturally diverse environment. • Increased the number of Intercultural Communication Workshops by 177%, reaching 500 participants across campus. • Offered a variety of experiential programs through the Intercultural Programs Series to expose students to cultures and traditions from around the world, including a Japanese Tea Ceremony, Chinese Dumpling Workshop, Mexican Day of the Dead, Bollywood Dance Workshop, and more with several hundred students, faculty, staff and community members participating. • Demonstrated exemplary practice in its approach to campus internationalization and was the featured highlight of the Character Clearinghouse, an online center for research, curricula and student affairs resources relating to moral development of college students.

Center for Global Eng agement

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The Center for

LEADERSHIP & SOCIAL CHANGE The Center for Leadership & Social Change transforms lives through leadership education, identity development, and community engagement. Across curricular and co-curricular programs and services, the Center develops students who are aware of and engaged in the world around them, ultimately using their talents and means to create a more just and humane society. This year, the Center: • Facilitated community engagement with 6,223 students who participated in ServScript, completing 315,509 hours of service to the community. This is a 15% increase in student participation and 13% increase in service hours from last year. • Moved 30 incoming students into Wildwood Hall as the seventh cohort of the Social Justice Living Learning Community. In addition to their fall weekend retreat, student development workshops, and service projects, students enrolled in social justice courses. • Identified 163 service-learning courses (103 undergraduate, 60 graduate) available to students with a total of 405 class sections. Through their coursework 4,994 service-learning students completed 548,322 total hours of related service through the teaching of 244 service-learning faculty members. • Hosted 159 students at the 6th annual Multicultural Leadership Summit, a 25% increase from last year. Students spent a day and a half learning together in a cohort model in which 96% of participants were able to develop personal, working definitions of diversity, multiculturalism, and social justice. • Coordinated the Undergraduate Certificate in Leadership Studies through partnership with the College of Education. This year, 25 students completed the certificate and 452 students enrolled in 27 sections of 12 different Leadership Studies courses, a 12% increase in student enrollment from last year. • Designed and held the Rite to A-rak-ke-ce-tv (pronounced “Ah-tha-key-shatevv”), a cultural graduation ceremony honoring our graduating seniors and educating the campus community on the traditions, customs and history of the Seminole Tribe of Florida. A-rak-ke-ce-tv is a Seminole Creek word that means “To Honor.”

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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 9,420 students and 9,756 family members to the University community through Orientation and worked with over 19,500 families through the Family Connection program. • Partnered with the Women Student Union to educate the community on the federal Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act, which included providing resources and programs for students. • Supported 1,972 students registered with the Student Disability Resource Center. SDRC facilitated 7,773 exams and provided 1,541 alternative texts to students. • Collaborated with the UPS Store to manage the Food for Thought Food Pantry for students in need. This year, the food pantry served an estimated 1,323 students. • Observed an overall higher Greek member GPA of 3.11 in spring 2013 and 3.07 in fall 2013 compared to the overall campus averages of 3.07 and 3.00, respectively. This year 6,201 students participated in fraternities and sororities. • Provided 633 students with Victim Advocate support and services to help minimize the impact their victimizations had on their academics. Case Managers also supported over 650 students in distress or crisis. • Advised 796 students through the withdrawal process. Withdrawal Services supports students who endure a hardship that may require leaving the University.

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OGLESBY UNION The Oglesby Union is the community center of the University for students, faculty, staff, alumni, and guests. The Union fosters a sense of community that cultivates enduring loyalty to the University by providing services and conveniences for members of the community as well as providing an opportunity to “Gather, Create, Inspire.” This year, the Oglesby Union: • Provided the opportunity for over 4,000 individuals to express their creativity during Paint a Pot in the Art Center, an increase of 100% from last year. • Gathered 43% more players through its reservations in Crenshaw Lanes, Florida State’s on-campus bowling and billiards recreation center. • Showed 414 theater programs, including film screenings and lectures, to over 78,000 people in the Student Life Cinema. • Received three American Graphic Design awards for the Flying High Circus 2013 Poster Series, Pow Wow 2013 Poster, and the Florida State Emergency Procedures Booklet, all designed by students in the Marketing and Communications office. • Processed 11,746 bookings for space and worked over 70,766 event hours to provide Guest Services to students, faculty, staff, and visitors in Union facilities. • Entertained over 40,000 patrons, a 25% increase over last year, through events hosted by Union Productions. • Became a Green Certified department through the Sustainable Campus Program.

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STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION The Department of Student Government at Florida State University assists students in reaching their full potential by focusing on leadership and identity development, belonging and inclusion, civic engagement and participation, and financial responsibility and stewardship. This year, the Student Government Association: • Sponsored the Golden Tribe Lecture Series, featuring speakers such as John Legend, Warrick Dunn, and Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson. 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 $14,100,000 to the Oglesby Union, Campus Recreation, Student Activities and Organizations, and the Congress of Graduate Students. • Transitioned all financial processes to an online interface that allows students 24-hour access to funding requests, purchase order requests and educational travel requests. • Implemented the campus-wide Seminole Allies and Safe Zone Training program to provide an opportunity for students, faculty, and staff to discuss gender, sexuality, and allyship with the goal of making campus a safer and more inclusive community. • Established the Veteran Student Union (VSU) as a Student Government Agency that is committed to the collective interests of all student veterans of the armed forces and those who support them. • Supported SGA Agencies by providing advising and programming. In addition to the Veteran Student Union, SGA agencies include: Asian American Student Union, Black Student Union, Hispanic/Latino Student Union, PRIDE Student Union, and Women Student Union.

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UNIVERSITY COUNSELING CENTER The University Counseling Center’s (UCC) primary mission is to address the psychological needs and personal concerns that may interfere with students’ academic progress, social development, and emotional well-being. The UCC provides free and confidential psychological counseling to currently enrolled Florida State students, as well as outreach and consultation services to the Florida State campus. This year, The University Counseling Center: • Received Full Reaccreditation Status (seven years) by the International Association of Counseling Services, reflecting the UCC’s adherence to the highest standards of counseling practice. • Achieved full reaccreditation (seven years) for the Doctoral Internship in Psychology by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association. The UCC is one of only 105 APA-Accredited Counseling Center Internships in the United States and Canada offering clinical internships to psychology doctoral students. • Provided 11,683 individual counseling sessions to Florida State students, an increase of 19.6% over last year. • Delivered counseling services to 3,156 students, representing a 17% increase over the previous year. • Offered 59 counseling groups, a 47% increase as compared to the number of groups offered last year. • Observed a marked increase of 200% in the number of online mental health screenings (3,506 as compared to 1,585 screenings last year).

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UNIVERSITY HEALTH SERVICES University Health Services 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 62,088 patient visits, an 8% increase over last year. • Supported 162 Relay for Life teams with 3,000 participants who raised $230,000 for the American Cancer Society. • Established the Patient Portal through the electronic medical records system to allow patients to make appointments and receive laboratory results through a secured online portal. • Provided x-ray services at the home football games for both visiting and Florida State athletes. • Added ultrasound services and a full-time physical therapist to increase appointment availability for students. • Initiated six Healthy Campus strategic health teams to address Alcohol Use, Eating Disorders, Mental Health, Nutrition & Fitness, Sexual Health/Sexual Violence, and Tobacco Use. • Outfitted the Dental Clinic to provide full dental services to students, faculty, and staff.

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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 7,254 undergraduate and graduate students in 19 facilities. • Implemented the CBORD Housing Management Software to more efficiently manage housing assignments, work orders, and other aspects of campus housing. • Secured bond financing in the amount of $42,495,000 to fund Phase 1 of the Dorman/Deviney Replacement Project. Dorman Hall is scheduled to open for new students in fall 2015. • Collaborated with Academic Affairs to provide 397 first-year students an opportunity to participate in seven living-learning communities. • Administered the annual EBI resident assessment to students in the residence halls with a 75% response rate. Among its selected comparison institutions, University Housing ranked #1 for Overall Program Effectiveness, #2 for Overall Satisfaction, and #1 for Overall Learning. • Received $189,938 in federal and state grants to support operations of the Florida State Infant and Toddler Child Development Center and the Florida State Children’s Center.

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OVERALL DIVISION STRATEGIC PLAN The Florida State University’s Division of Student Affairs maintains, expands and protects the University’s focus on students. We achieve this by: • Advocating for students individually and systemically • Educating students through courses, programs and activities • Assisting students’ intellectual, emotional, physical, and spiritual development • Collaborating with campus and community partners to design policies and programs that are student-centered • Consulting with all University divisions to anticipate student needs and resolve issues The Division accomplishes these tasks through utilizing best practices as identified by international higher education professional organizations to create evidence-based programs and services.

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.

With your support, we look forward to a successful new year.

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Student Affairs at Florida State University 313 Westcott Building Tallahassee, FL 32306 (850) 644-5590 • f FSUStudentAffairs t @FSUDSA Alternative format available upon request. Call (850) 644-5590 for more information.

DSA Annual Report 2013-2014  

An overview of the Florida State University Division of Student Affairs accomplishments for 2013-2014

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