The Campaign for Fayetteville State University: From a Proud Legacy... to a 21st Century University
The Office of Development is responsible for engaging constituencies, both internal and external, in meaningful and enduring relationships that will enhance the University’s ability to achieve its mission. Developing meaningful partnerships with our alumni, friends, parents, students, and community is essential in receiving private support for University priorities.
Your gift to FSU supports:
- Scholarships- According to the most recent statistics (2011-2012), 75% of FSU students recieve some form of financial aid (5,034 recipients out of 6,748 students). Additionally, 64% of FSU undergraduates are from low-income families, as measured by Pell eligibility (3,923 undergraduates out of 6,168 students). To help our students who need financial assistance to pursue and complete their degrees in timely manner, the university must increase the general scholarship fund. Scholarships are needed to attract and retan highly motivated students at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels in all fields of study.
- Athletics- Fayetteville State Univeristy is a member of the storied Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA). In recent years, teams have brought home championships in football, basketball, golf, volleyball, tennis, bowling, and softball. In 2012, our golf team won its fourth PGA National Minority Collegiate Division II Championship. During that same year, FSU also won CIAA championships in women's volleyball and bowling. In terms of scholarships awarded to student-athletes, FSU ranks at or near the bottom of the conference in each sport.
- Professional Development for Faculty and Staff- The professional development of faculty and staff is vital to the forward movement of the university. Students deserve to learn from world-class faculty members who have the highest credentials. Funding is desired to allow faculty to interact with other renowned scholars from around the world and to stay abreast of the latest advancements in their fields. FSU faculty members are encouraged to bring outside perspectives to Fayetteville by teaching abroad and conducting international research.
- Student Enrichment and Global Enhancement - Cultural and intetellectual is provided to our students through the performing and fine arts series, personal opportunities to create, and opportunities to learn how to become global citizens. We will increase exposure to performing artisits, acclaimed writers, and distinguished achievers in America. Though many of our students have studied in China, India, Africa, Spain, Mexico, and other parts of the world, our goal is to enhance the number of study-abroad opportunites for global awareness. We will encourage FSU faculty to develop new international curricula, teach abroad, and conduct international research. We will also invite faculty from abroad to do the same at FSU.
- Military and Veteran Partnerships- FSU is proud to be an active national defense and homeland security partner. Over 60% of enrolled students are military affiliated, many enrolled in thriving Army and Air Force ROTC programs. The university is committed to providing educational excellence in traditional and military targeted disciplines. Undergraduate degrees in intelligence and professional studies are specifically targeted to improve enlisted military skills, advance promotion and prepare for employment after military service.
- Center for Defense and Homeland Security- The Center for Defense and Homeland Security (CDHS) is engaged with both public and private sector industry and National Laboratory partners, to work together to pioneer new ways to innovate commercialize technologies ways that accelerate global and reggional economic development, and position FSU-CDHS as the "go-to" place for collaborators who also seek to find solutions the United States' most compelling national security and defense challenges