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The Florida State University seeks to provide students with opportunities outside the classroom that will stimulate social and cultural awareness, physical well-being, intellectual expansion, and spiritual and moral growth. The University wishes to address the needs of the total student. And with that perspective, the University is committed to creating a sense of community among students, faculty, and administrators that will extend to the public, whether in the state, nation, or other countries.
The goal of the Division of Student Affairs is to ensure that all students are able to take advantage of the formal and informal educational experiences offered by The Florida State University. The Vice President for Student Affairs and his staff are responsible for the following departments:
Some of these departments and their programs are discussed below; however, for more complete information, refer to The Florida State University Student Handbook. The Handbook is available at the Union Information Center or through the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs.
The University also offers the following student service programs, which are administered by their individual offices or departments:
For academic support services, refer to the Academic Advising and Academic Support Services section of this General Bulletin. For employment services, refer to the Financial Information section.
The Career Center, located in the University Center, helps students in all phases of their career development. The centers Curricular-Career Information Service unit helps students determine career interests and select appropriate academic programs to reach their career goals. The Career Experience Opportunities Program helps students explore career choices through various pre-professional internships and cooperative education work experiences. Students nearing the end of their academic programs find help in the Career Placement Services unit that administers the on-campus recruitment program and helps students develop effective job search techniques. Placement services are offered also through the Career Center in the colleges of Business and Engineering. At the University Center office, students have access to both computerized and printed career assessment and information.
The Educational Research Center for Child Development provides care and educational experiences for a limited number of children from ages 2 1/2 to 5. Children of full-time Florida State University students are given priority for enrollment. Space is limited, so please apply early.
The Center is also a site for research for faculty members and graduate students in the areas of early childhood education and child development and in other academic affiliates of the University. In addition, it provides a laboratory setting in which students may observe or work with young children.
The Alumni Village Child Development Center, located in the Universitys family and graduate housing area, provides, for a fee, an educational child care program for children 2 1/2 to 5 years of age. Space is limited, so please apply early. A free after-school program is provided for residents of Alumni Village. This program operates Monday through Friday from 3:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
The Starlight Child Care Center provides evening care for children ages three to eleven from 3:15 p.m. to 10:15 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Children of Florida State University students and faculty/staff will be accepted. Space is limited, so please apply early.
The Florida State University encourages students to become involved in community service and to broaden their academic experience through service learning courses. The University recognizes outstanding service through the Presidents Humanitarian of the Year Award. The Florida State University participates in Campus Compact and Florida Campus Compact and hosts the Florida Office for Collegiate Volunteerism, all of which have as their purpose the promotion of student involvement in the community and the advocacy of the importance of civic responsibility in student learning.
At The Florida State University community involvement and civic responsibility are integral elements of a liberal arts education. The Center for Civic Education and Service promotes this vision by providing service opportunities for both students and faculty. The center operates a clearinghouse of service-related information, including a directory of service organizations in the community, a listing of classes that feature service-learning components, and a listing of student organizations that are available for service to the community.
The center also coordinates, advises, and supports many projects and programs related to service. Students eligible for a college work study award can contact the center for placement in non-profit and state agencies in the community. Each semester students are also trained as America Reads tutors and placed in area elementary schools. In the Fall of each year the center coordinates a volunteer fair, an Into the Streets service project for freshmen, and a Make A Difference Day in October. The Alternative Break Corps and the FSU Service Network are student organizations that are advised by the center. The Alternative Break Corps coordinates service trips during Spring Break to cities around the country. Participants eat, sleep, and work in the community they visit. The FSU Service Network coordinates one-time projects while providing student leadership for many on-going service programs. The center continues The Florida State University tradition of working with the predominantly Hispanic community in Gadsden County by supporting the Gadsden English as a Second Language program. Transportation is provided for participants who are able to tutor adults and their children in English. There are also many partnerships with urban agencies working with children, adults, and the elderly in Leon County. For additional information, contact: Center for Civic Education and Service, Division of Student Affairs, 930 West Park Avenue, Tallahassee, FL 32306-4180; (850) 644-3342; Fax (850) 644-3362. Web site: www.fsu.edu/~service;email: email@example.com
Evaluation Services provides mark scanning services for test scoring, survey analysis, and data collection. The staff administers the Student Instructional Rating System (SIRS) and standardized tests, including the American College Test (ACT), Florida College Level Academic Skills Test (CLAST), College-Level Exemption Program (CLEP), Dental Admissions Test (DAT), Florida Teachers Certification Exam (FTCE), Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT), Graduate Record Examinations (GRE), Law School Admissions Test (LSAT), Millers Analogy Test (MAT), Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT), National Teaching Exam (NTE), Scholastic Assessment Tests (SAT-1), Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), and Test of Spoken English (TSE). Applications for these tests and information about test dates are available at the Evaluation Services Office.106 William Johnston Building.
The Assessment Resource Center (ARC) provides testing services for certain mathematics, biology, and theatre courses. Students should direct questions to their course instructor.
Marriott Educational Services manages the following food facilities located in the Union and throughout the campus: Crossroads Cafe, Golden Key Dining Room, Wild Pizza, Rallys in the Down Under, TCBY, Bagel Basket, SubCity, Barristers, Food Court, The Corner Grocery, Health Bar, and hot dog carts. The various locations and meal hours provide students with convenience and the freedom from cooking or finding restaurants. Several different affordable meal plans are available, including an all-you-can-eat option at the Union Crossroads Cafe. Balanced menus ensure finding healthy food items that meet dietary requirements. The food service office is located on the ground floor of the Oglesby Union, or may be reached by writing: Marriott Management Services, P.O. Box 67018, The Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32313.
The Thagard Student Health Center provides primary out-patient medical care to students and their dependents 13 years and older. The staff consists of approximately 65 full-time clinical, technical, administrative, and support personnel, plus approximately 40 part-time and student staff. The health center offers several specialty clinics: urgent care, general medical, nurse assisted, minor surgery, gynecology, dental, allergy/immunization, and optometry. Laboratory, pharmacy, and X-ray services are available at reduced rates. The health enhancement department provides educational materials and presentations regarding nutrition, fitness, sexual health, and a wide variety of other health related issues.
The Health Education Resource Service (H.E.R.S.) offers videotapes, audiotapes and interactive computer health programs for those students looking for health information.
The operation of the health center is subsidized by the student health fee, which is paid as part of tuition. International students are now required to have health insurance; however, all students are strongly encouraged to have full medical insurance coverage. Medical care outside the health center facility is the financial responsibility of the student.
The Board of Regents requires all entering students born in or after 1957 to provide proof of immunity to rubeola and rubella prior to registration.
Students are not issued medical excuses for missed classes. They can, however, request a statement from the health center which can be presented to the instructor indicating date and time they were seen.
The SHARE (Student Health Advocacy, Resource and Education) Team is a volunteer student organization that promotes healthy lifestyles and works as a link between the student population and the health center administration. FSU (For Sexual Understanding) Today members provide education and information related to sexual health.
The Campus Alcohol and Drug Information Center is located in the Thagard Student Health Center and provides educational resources on alcohol and other drug-related issues. Educational classes and substance abuse referrals are also offered. The centers staff works with the STAR (Students Teaching Alcohol and other Drug Responsibility) Peer Educators and GAMMA (Greeks Advocating the Mature Management of Alcohol) which sponsor educational activities and events.
The Student Counseling Center provides counseling programs and services to help students maintain or achieve a healthy state of mind, enabling them to function academically to the best of their abilities. Individual counseling and psychiatric consultation are offered on a time-limited basis; group counseling is unlimited. These services are available to all students who have paid the health fee and their dependents 13 years and older. Students who are aware that they will require long-term treatment are encouraged to make arrangements for such care before entering the University; however the Student Counseling Centers staff will make referrals for ongoing treatment in the Tallahassee community, if necessary. Treatment outside the center will be at the students expense. Initial visits are by appointment, except in cases of emergency. Records of visits to the Student Counseling Center are strictly confidential and are not included in the students University records. Information concerning use of the center will not be released to anyone without written permission from the student involved unless there appears to be clear and present danger to the student or others. Outreach programs on a number of topics are available to faculty, staff, residence halls, sororities and fraternities by contacting the center. The Student Counseling Center is located on the third floor of the Thagard Student Health Center. During the Fall and Spring semesters the hours of operation are Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and on Friday until 5:00 p.m. During the Summer the hours of operation are Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The Florida State University Psychology Clinic provides therapy services for a variety of client concerns, including problems related to anxiety, depression, relationship issues, stress, and other personal issues. The clinic also conducts intellectual, academic, personality, and learning disability evaluations.
Therapy fees and fees for assessments are on a sliding scale that is based on the clients financial resources.
Clinic therapists are graduate students seeking their doctoral degrees in the Clinical Psychology Program and all work is closely supervised by clinical psychology faculty.
To apply for services, call the clinic at (850) 644-3006 or come to the Regional Rehabilitation Center Building, 2nd floor. Hours are Mondays and Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Tuesdays through Thursdays from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
The Office of University Housing makes available living accommodations for full-time, degree-seeking, fee-paying students. Residence hall staff members seek to create living environments that promote the personal and intellectual development of resident students. For more information, see the Housing section of this General Bulletin.
The International Student and Scholar Center staff serves international students, visiting scholars and their families by orienting them to the campus and community, and providing information and referral in personal, social, and financial matters. The centers international student adviser and the scholar advisor provide immigration counseling to students and scholars in F-1 and J-1 visa status and serve as the Universitys liaisons with the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service and the United States Information Agency. The staff offers support to international student organizations and administers the centers programming and leisure activity areas.
The center sponsors and encourages international programming throughout the campus. Ongoing programs sponsored through the center are the following: International Friends Program, a program that links international students with community people; Small World Speakers Bureau, a service that arranges for international students to speak on campus and in the community; the International Food Bazaar; Global Gatherings a weekly brown-bag discussion series on international topics; and International Womens Group (cosponsored with the University Club), a social group for wives of international students.
The Florida State University is committed to recruiting, retaining, and graduating minority and disadvantaged students. Two departments that help fulfill these goals are the Multicultural Student Support Center, more fully discussed in the Academic Advising section of this General Bulletin, and the Office of Minority Student Affairs.
The Multicultural Student Support Center (MSSC) currently consists of the Horizons Unlimited Program (HUP) and the Upward Bound Program (UBP). HUP was initiated at the request of The Florida State University Faculty Senate in 1968 as a recruitment for alternate admissions and retention program. HUP is designed to provide MSSC first-time-in-college students from socially and/or economically, disadvantaged backgrounds with services such as a limited number of exclusive, full-credit liberal studies courses, academic advising, tutoring, a computer lab, and also cultural enrichment activities if funds are available.
The program introduces HUP participants to the responsibilities and opportunities of college life, encourages the development of useful study habits, and assists them in recognizing their potential for success. The center promotes a caring environment for students to discuss their academic, personal, and/or social concerns with a friendly, supportive staff.
The Upward Bound Program (located at James A. Shanks High School in Quincy, Florida) is a federally-funded program that serves high school students from low socio-economic backgrounds. The UBP staff helps students develop academic skills and encourages them to complete high school, and continue their formal education at the college or university of their choice.
The Office of Transportation and Parking is responsible for the administration of the parking and transportation program on campus. The University requires students, staff, and faculty who want to park on campus to register their vehicles with this office. Temporary permits are available when needed. Office and enforcement hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 7:30 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. on Fridays.
The office has the authority to ticket, tow, or boot (auto cuff) illegally parked vehicles and to charge for late payments of citations. Appeals of citations are reviewed by the Parking Violations Appeals Board, an administrative body representative of the University community.
Parking is extremely difficult on the University campus. It is suggested that students walk, bike, or use the Seminole Express, the Universitys free campus bus service. Students may park in the Campbell Stadium lot where buses pick up at seven-minute intervals and deliver students to the campus. The buses operate from 7:20 a.m. to 5:40 p.m., Monday through Friday. Students with valid IDs may ride the Free Fare buses on TalTrans (city of Tallahassee public transportation) designated bus stops between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 10:30 p.m.
In accordance with the Florida Americans with Disabilities Act of 1993, State of Florida Fire Marshals Rules and Regulations and University rules, it is unlawful and dangerous to park bicycles in locations where they impede pedestrian or vehicular traffic. Prohibited areas include: 1) any area within six feet in front and to the side of any entrance to or exit from any building; 2) within any sidewalk; 3) on any access or egress ramp, steps, stairs or handrails; 4) in corridors; and 5) within any roadway or motor vehicle parking spaces.
The Florida State University Police and the Department of Environmental Health and Safety are authorized to cut security chains and remove for impoundment any bicycle parked or stored in violation of this rule.
Any person whose bicycle has been impounded may claim that bicycle within thirty (30) days of impoundment by contacting The Florida State University Police, or Environmental Health and Safety. The burden of proving ownership shall rest upon the person claiming the bicycle. Bicycles not claimed within thirty (30) days shall be considered abandoned and will be disposed of in accordance with State and University rules governing abandoned property.
For more information on bicycle registration, where to park your bike and how to operate it safely, please contact The Florida State University Police at 644-1239 or the Department of Environmental Health and Safety at 644-6895.
Regulations governing parking on campus, bus routes, and schedules are available upon request from: The Office of Transportation and Parking, Bus Shelter, Campbell Stadium BUS96.
All United States postal services, except COD and money orders, are available at the University Post Office. Dormitory students are assigned post office box numbers with their room assignments. If they subsequently move off campus, however, arrangements should be made with the University Post Office for continued use of the post office boxes. Students living in a dormitory may rent a post office box at $15.00 each term, $30.00 a year. All students holding University Post Office boxes should notify the University Post Office of any change of address.
The Union Copy Center provides the following services: facsimile service, color copier service, card operated copiers, quick copy service, and is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The Florida State Universitys Department of Public Safety is responsible for all safety and law enforcement functions on campus. The four divisions of the department are administration, police operations, investigations, and public support services. The office of police operations provide motor, bicycle, and foot patrol of the campus 24 hours daily. Campus police, all sworn law enforcement officers, promote campus safety by presenting public safety programs in classes, residence halls, and Greek and scholarship houses. The office of investigative services provides investigative expertise in matters involving violations on campus of municipal ordinances and applicable federal and state laws.
Florida State Universitys Safety Bulletin, in compliance with the Campus Security Act of 1990, is published and distributed annually at orientation sessions and in the residence halls. The Safety Bulletin describes all safety programs and security services available at the University and contains safety tips and emergency telephone numbers. Copies are available through the Department of Public Safety.
Student Governments newest affiliated project is the Bicycle/Pedestrian Program. Its purpose is to improve bicycling and walking conditions on campus. The program will sponsor a Bike and Pedestrian Safety Week, register bikes with the FSU Police and promote environmentally-safe transportation options for students. The office is located at A3909 Oglesby Union. 644-2925
SAFE Connection provides several free services to all FSU students and faculty. SAFE Connection escorts students to and from all areas on campus and selected off campus locations. SAFE Connection also provides a free and safe ride home from local drinking establishments. SAFE Connection hours of operation are from dark until 3:00 a.m. Please don't drink and drive; call 644-SAFE and let SAFE Connection get you home safely.
The Blue Light Trail, composed of 172 strategically placed light poles with emergency call boxes, provides well-lighted pathways around campus. By pressing the call box button, students are connected with the campus police dispatcher. Students should take note of where the lights and call boxes are located and plan their routes at night accordingly.
The University-owned and operated WFSU-FM and WFSQ-FM are Tallahassees only listener-supported, noncommercial public radio stations. Weekly, listeners tune into classical music, jazz, big band, and new-age music on WFSQ, and local and state news and information programs through National and Florida Public Radio on WFSU.
Students at The Florida State University interested in a career in broadcasting are encouraged to participate in the stations volunteer and internship programs. Participants are given an opportunity to work within a professional public radio setting and gain valuable experience in many facets of the stations operation, including programming, production, announcing, public relations, and management.
WFSU-TV is an award-winning, noncommercial public television station licensed to the Board of Regents and operated by The Florida State University. One of the fastest growing PBS stations in the nation, it recently extended coverage to the western area of the state transmitting on Channel 56, WFSG-TV, Panama City.
Both WFSG-TV and WFSU-TV broadcast PBS favorites and locally produced programs that offer news and feature stories, sports events, and community-interest spots.
Fund-raisers, staffed entirely by volunteers, give students an opportunity to gain broadcasting experience as members of the camera crew or production staff. Another way to learn production, public relations, or fund-raising techniques is through a professional-level internship, available only to a few students who are willing to invest a great deal of time and energy.
WVFS the Voice of Florida State is a student-run radio station sponsored by the Student Government Association. It serves two purposes: to supply the student body with music and information not available on other local radio stations and to train The Florida State University students in the basic concepts of broadcasting and radio station management. WVFS also airs specialty shows, news and sports pertinent to University students, and all Lady Seminole basketball games.
Anyone enrolled at The Florida State University or in the FAMU/FSU Cooperative Program is eligible to work for WVFS. Most staff members work on a volunteer basis; however, in some instances class credit can be earned through a Department of Communication course. Students with writing, sales, public relations, accounting, and audio production skills are welcome. Six students also serve on the nine-member board of directors.
The FSU Video Center maintains Seminole Cable Vision Channel 17, the Student Government 24 hour Movie Channel. The center also provides VCRs and video cameras for student use, but these must be reserved. The center is always looking for new talent or for anyone interested in learning about its production assistant program. No experience is necessary. 644-1800; Movie Request Line 644-1888.
The Campus Recreation Office encourages students, faculty, and staff to be involved in recreational sports through its intramural, extramural, aquatic, and outdoor pursuits programs. On-campus recreational facilities are located primarily in the Bobby E. Leach Recreation Center and the adjoining Tully Gymnasium. The centers offer basketball, racquetball, and squash courts; a swimming complex; jogging track; whirlpools; and health bar. Several weight-training and fitness rooms are furnished with state-of-the-art equipment. Nearby, students have access to intramural fields, outdoor track and tennis courts, and two other pools an Olympic-sized pool located in the center of campus near Oglesby Union and an indoor pool in Montgomery Gymnasium. In addition, the Universitys 18-hole golf course of medium difficulty is nearby.
The Seminole Reservation, a 73 acre lakefront recreational facility, is located within five miles of the main campus. Here students may swim, fish, picnic, and camp. Students may rent sailboats or canoes and take lessons offered throughout the year. A challenge ropes course is provided for team building and leadership training. The reservation rents cabins for large and small groups and has conference room space available for meetings and retreats.
The Intramural (IM) Office is a resource for over 35 intramural programs. Separate divisions for various ability levels keep competition fair and fun. Coed programs and recreational divisions are designed for those who enjoy sport as a social activity. The office also hires students to officiate and to supervise intramural games.
Extramural sport clubs, more highly structured than intramural teams, compete with clubs from other universities. See the Florida State University Student Handbook for a list of clubs.
Through Outdoor Pursuits students can snow ski, camp, canoe, white water raft, or be otherwise active in the outdoors. Trips, scheduled throughout the year, are open to students and the community.
The primary focus of the Office of the Dean of Students is to support the academic mission of The Florida State University and the Division of Student affairs by providing services, programs, resources and advocacy for the needs and interests of all students. Staff members provide educational opportunities for students to develop their values, decision-making skills, and leadership capabilities. For more information, call (850) 644-2428.
The Student Disability Resource Center is the primary advocate for students with disabilities. The SDRC staff monitor the environmental, social, and academic conditions affecting students with disabilities. They provide academic support services indicated by the students disability, such as readers, note-takers, and signers. Students may also receive assistance in registration and housing, and are offered information regarding community resources. The program provides on-campus transportation for persons with mobility impairments. The office maintains the Theodore and Vivian Johnson Adaptive Technology Lab, a facility housing computers and other devices that help students with disabilities successfully meet the requirements of their academic programs. For more information, call (850) 644-9566.
The Orientation Office offers over fifteen different sessions each year to accommodate the needs of incoming students. Every undergraduate student new to The Florida State University is required to attend an orientation session prior to enrollment. During orientation, students are given essential information regarding University policies and procedures, academic opportunities and requirements, and community values and standards. They also meet with an academic advisor and register for courses. Additionally, orientation participants have a chance to ask questions or discuss their concerns in small groups, which are led by trained student orientation leaders. For more information about the orientation program at The Florida State University, call (850) 644-2785.
The Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities administers student disciplinary procedures in accordance with the Student Conduct Code and maintains official disciplinary records. An emphasis is placed upon educating students about their rights and responsibilities as members of the University community. University codes and policies pertaining to students can be found in the Florida State University Student Handbook and the Academic Regulations section of this General Bulletin. For more information regarding student judicial procedures, call (850) 644-5136.
The Withdrawal Services staff provides advocacy for students and their parents when faced with the possible interruption of their University enrollment. The office analyzes student situations to explore possible alternatives, and advises students of the policies and procedures to assist them in making informed decisions. Once the decision to withdraw has been made, staff evaluates fee and grade liabilities according to regulations, and centrally facilitate the processing of all paperwork through the appropriate University officials. The staff also maintains all the necessary and/or confidential records of completed withdrawals. For more information, call (850) 644-1741.
The Office of Womens Concerns encourages the development of women students by: 1) coordinating leadership experiences, including the annual FSU Women as Leaders Conference and the Leadership Mentoring Program for Women; 2) providing support and advocacy to victims of sexual harassment; and 3) serving as a resource center for women, providing relevant videos, books and articles. For information, call (850) 644-2428.
Staff of the FSU Victim Advocate Program provide advocacy to victims of violent crime. An advocate is on call twenty-four hours a day to respond to those Florida State University students who are victimized, and to any person victimized on the Florida State University campus. The services offered include emotional support, instructor notification, referral to counseling services, and educational programming for the campus community. For information call (850) 644-7161. After hours, call 644-1239 and ask for an advocate.
The Greek Life program oversees the governing bodies of fraternities and sororities: the Inter-fraternity Council, the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), and the Pan-hellenic Council. Fraternities and sororities at The Florida State University provide students with an opportunity to establish a sense of community and build a strong support group, while furthering the ideals of scholarship, leadership, service, and social development. For information call (850) 644-2428.
The Student Government Association is the students voice at The Florida State University. Its budget allocates approximately $5 million of activity and service fees. These funds support the activities of the Student Senate and the executive branch, Student Government agencies, and numerous student organizations and University units. Elected and appointed officials enjoy many opportunities to acquire leadership and administrative skills and to learn about their fellow students and the University.
The Center for Participant Education (CPE) is a free university that sponsors approximately 150 courses, as well as many films and speakers each semester. Volunteer instructors teach classes in social issues, creative expression, interpersonal relations, movement and exercise, sports, religion, and languages. The centers three Student Government funded workshops pottery, wood, and photography are well equipped and open to students for a small materials fee.
The purpose of the FSU Volunteer Center is to act as a liaison between the students and service organizations within the campus and community. The centers goal is to provide students with opportunities that will help to develop new skills, new interests and new friends thereby enhancing the quality of their college experience. The center is committed to providing FSU students with quality volunteer experiences. 644-0086.
The Congress of Graduate Students (COGS) is the representative body for graduate and professional students on campus. It offers travel grants to graduate students, sponsors programs, and acts as an advocate on their behalf.
Students looking for a place to live are invited to consult the Off Campus Housing Office. The office provides students with apartment listings, roommate referral, renters rights guides, and listings for subleases. Students who have a room or apartment to either sublease or rent, come by and we will list it for you. 644-0089.
Student Publications annually produces the Freshman Record, and a variety of other student publications. Students write, design, layout, edit, and assist with sales and distribution.
Student Legal Services, a Bureau of Student Government, enables students to have three half-hour consultations a year with a participating attorney at no charge.
The Womens Center is a Student Government agency devoted to improving the quality of life for women students and to increasing awareness of the needs and concerns of all women. The center sponsors classes, discussion groups, speakers, films, and services that address social, educational, political, and economic concerns of women. The center also offers pregnancy counseling and serves as a referral agency to community resources. The Womens Center Resource Library has books, periodicals, newsletters, and reference files on feminism, birth control, womens health, and other related issues.
The Alumni Village Child Development Center provides day care for FSU students and faculty with children between the ages of 2 to 5 years. The center is also an excellent source for work experience in early childhood development and observational research. 644-8305.
The Starlight Child Care Center provides after school child care for FSU students and faculty with children between the ages of 3-12. The center is open daily from 3:15 till 10:15 p.m. Workstudy and practicum students are always welcome. 644-3096.
The Oglesby Union is the center of student activity on campus, hosting a variety of cultural, educational, social, and recreational activities. Union facilities include an entertainment club; restaurants; study and television lounges; an arts center and gallery; a bowling, billiards, and games room; ticket office; banking and check-cashing facility; information desk; student organization offices; meeting rooms; auditorium; and ballrooms. Located in the Oglesby Union complex are a travel center, hairstyling salon, post office, copy shop, microcomputer lab, and bicycle shop.
Florida State's Flying High Circus, a component of the union, is one of only a few collegiate circuses in the nation. Founded in 1947, the circus has delighted audiences at home and abroad with skillful aerial and floor routines. Students work as their own riggers, put up the big top, spread sawdust, and string lights. Performers can receive one academic credit, but no academic scholarships or tuition waivers are available.
Another component of Oglesby Union is Student Campus Entertainment, a student-run organization whose members plan and produce a variety of entertainment experiences. Students participate in all facets of entertainment programming: concert booking, movie scheduling, contract negotiation, security, catering, publicity, and advertising.
The Office of Student Activities and Leadership Development provides student support services including a registry for clubs and organizations. Staff provide comprehensive leadership programs through Seminole Leadership Experience and Genesis.
The Office of Veterans Affairs serves veterans and their dependents by providing information about work-study employment and referrals to counseling, medical, and other community resources. The Office of Veterans Affairs is located within the Office of the University Registrar.