Florida A&M University Mission Statement
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) is an 1890 land-grant institution dedicated to the advancement of knowledge, resolution of complex issues and the empowerment of citizens and communities. The University provides a student-centered environment consistent with its core values. The faculty is committed to educating students at the undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and professional levels, preparing graduates to apply their knowledge, critical thinking skills and creativity in their service to society. FAMU’s distinction as a doctoral/research institution will continue to provide mechanisms to address emerging issues through local and global partnerships. Expanding upon the University’s land-grant status, it will enhance the lives of constituents through innovative research, engaging cooperative extension, and public service. While the University continues its historic mission of educating African Americans, FAMU embraces persons of all races, ethnic origins and nationalities as life-long members of the university community.
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University holds the following values essential to the achievement of the university’s mission:
- Fiscal Responsibility
Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University (FAMU) is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, masters, professional, and doctorate degrees. Questions about the accreditation of FAMU may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).
University Electronic Catalog
The Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University electronic catalog is updated annually and constitutes the University’s official document of record. The catalog includes general information about the University and information on degree requirements, academics programs, admission and campus life.
The provisions of the catalog do not constitute a contract, expressed or implied, between any applicant, student, or employee, member and the University. The University and its Board of Trustees reserve the right to withdraw courses at any time, to change fees, calendars, curricula, graduation procedures, and any other requirements affecting students. Changes will become effective policies as duly appropriate and will apply both to prospective students and to those already enrolled.
While every effort is made to assure accurate and up-to-date information, the University does not assume any responsibility for any misrepresentation made through error in the preparation of this or any other of its catalogs or through failure to give notice of changes in its requirements, policies, tuition and fees, course offerings, and other matters affecting students or applicants.
The FAMU General Catalog is produced by the Office of Publications in conjunction with the Division of Academic Affairs.
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