You have the opportunity to become a member of Family Connection and to support your student in achieving their educational goals. Family Connection was initiated by parents and family members of current Florida State University students along with the University’s staff to promote family involvement and encourage appropriate strategies by which family members can support a students personal and intellectual development during college. Check out the Family Connection website, study the family resources and let New Student & Family Programs know if you have any questions by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (850) 644-2785.
Family Connection is a Florida State University organization for the parents and family members of all currently enrolled students. A free e-newsletter is published monthly to keep families up-to-date on events and issues around Tallahassee and the Florida State University community. Family members who activate their membership in Family Connection also receive the benefit of special news blasts containing information, like crime alerts, which effect the University’s operation and/or your students experience. You can subscribe by visiting https://dos.fsu.edu/family/family-connection-council/sign-up-for-family-connection/.
Family Connection hosts scheduled online chat sessions for family members to talk with representatives from University departments and programs. Participating in FSU Chats is a great way to get your questions answered while learning all about life at FSU, including University programs or services. Chat topics and moderators change frequently; learn more about upcoming chat events at https://dos.fsu.edu/family/programs-services/fsu-chats/.
The Dean of Student Department supports an inclusive academic environment through education, empowerment, crisis management, and advocacy of students in collaboration with campus and community partners. Areas reporting to the Dean of Students Department include Case Management Services, New Student & Family Programs, Student Rights & Responsibilities, Student Disability Resource Center, Victim Advocate Program, and Withdrawal Services.
The Florida State University Police Department (FSUPD) supports Florida State University’s mission by promoting a safe and secure higher education environment while providing proactive police and customer–related services aimed at reducing crime. Along with various campus partners, FSUPD works with students and staff to establish and maintain a comfortable living and learning environment. More information can be found on this topic by clicking here.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) protects the educational records of students enrolled in a post-secondary institution, regardless of age. Learn more about this policy, the way Florida State University protects student data and how parental access is articulated by visiting the Student Privacy & Parental Access webpage.
Higher education should be about great food for your body as well as your mind. Fill both while at Florida State University by using making use of the multiple dining opportunities provided by Seminole Dining. Between attending classes, studying, and having fun, you might have little time left to shop, cook and clean. Relax…Seminole Dining will do the work for you at one of FSU’s all-you-care-to-eat restaurants or retail locations.