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Greetings from the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs

Dr. J. Haynie

Welcome to Fayetteville State University! Thanks for joining the FSU community. I am confident that you will find an environment that will allow you to define your personal uniqueness as you realize your goals and anticipated aspirations. As one of the oldest universities in North Carolina, you are joining an academic community that is steeped in tradition and pays a particular homage to our past, but also prepares you for success. We are thrilled about your enthusiasm and your motivation to attend FSU.

You have a wonderful opportunity for developing new relationships when you become a member of the Bronco Family. We encourage you to actively participate in your community. Among the first people to greet you at FSU will be your Resident Assistant (RA) and your Orientation Leader (OL). These students are great resources for navigating the campus and for answering any questions or concerns.

Our theme, Motivation, Preparation, Determination- Graduation! is all about your purposeful years at Fayetteville State University. As you arrive for orientation, the University's expectations will be discussed. Your responsibilities in your classes, residence hall, student organization(s) and social media are a few of the fundamental expectations of you. It is our anticipation that you, as a selected group of students, will demonstrate high achieving behaviors and become future leaders of the world!

The Division of Student Affairs offers a supportive and stimulating environment. Class of 2017, you will receive a great deal of freedom and you are expected to respond respectfully and maturely to the FSU responsibilities and the FSU Student Handbook.

We look forward to greeting you at our New Student Orientation on August 17, 2013. The information provided will introduce you to the FSU community and provide a tentative schedule of events planned for Freshman Orientation. Be sure to view the Orientation Schedule and please note that locations are subject to change. A final schedule of events will provided upon check-in with additional tools to help you maneuver the campus.

We expect great things from you at FSU. We hope you remain focused and remember that graduation is your ultimate destination through the challenging, fulfilling and enjoyable years at Fayetteville State University.


Janice Haynie, Ph.D.
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

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