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Greetings from the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs

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Welcome to Fayetteville State University! We are honored by your decision to join our FSU community and thrilled about your enthusiasm and your motivation to attend FSU. 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 for the future.

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. You have a wonderful opportunity for developing new relationships when you become a member of the Bronco Family and I 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 this year is Broncos 101: Broncos LEAD: Make the Connections.

Our focus is to give you the tools necessary to develop skills in scholarship, leadership and service so that you may graduate as well-rounded Broncos. What this means is that as a Bronco, we would like you to succeed academically by always striving for high academic honors, assuming leadership roles and responsibilities by getting involved in different clubs and organizations, and giving back to your community through dedicated service. Upon arrival, you will be introduced to the University's expectations and to your responsibilities as new members of our continued legacy of excellence here at FSU.

It is our anticipation that you, as a selected group of students, will demonstrate high-achieving behaviors and become future leaders of the world. Broncos LEAD: Make the Connections will prepare you to become that leader, as long as you take ownership of your role in becoming active in scholarship, leadership and service. The Division of Student Affairs offers a supportive and stimulating environment. Class of 2020, 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 13, 2016. The information provided will introduce you to the FSU community and provide a tentative schedule of events planned for Freshman Orientation. Be sure to read the enclosed materials and make note that locations are subject to change.

A final schedule of events will be provided upon check-in with additional tools to help you maneuver the campus. We expect great things from you at FSU and 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

Greetings from your Student Leaders!


Greetings Class of 2020,

On behalf of the Student Government Association, it is with immense honor that I welcome you all as the newest additions to the Bucking Bronco Family of Fayetteville State University. 

Your decision to attend a premier Historically Black College/University will prove to you that you will acquire an education like no other. From the small classroom size to the family like interactions on campus; this is certainly an experience that is not replicable.

During your first year of progression, please keep in mind your reason, "WHY" you are attending this great institution. You will be faced with many challenging situations during your university days that are designed strategically for the discovery of self-identity, personal strengths, and lifelong memories.  A critical component of success at any institutionis Involvement; whereas positive and active involvement will allow one to obtain the most out of their college experience.

As your Student Body President for the 2016-2017 academic year and I am dedicated to serving you, the students of FSU. I am excited to represent you and the ideas that you all may have for moving Fayetteville State University to the next level.

Our Motto at FSU is "Res Non Verba" which translates to "Deeds not Words;" therefore, I challenge you to absorb the family atmosphere and to demonstrate how you will enhance the rich legacy and traditions of our great institution!  

With Bronco Pride!  

Elliot O. Jackson - Student Body President 2016-2017

Welcome Class of 2020!

I humbly welcome you to the greatest institution and one of the best HBCU's in the nation - Fayetteville State University. We are trulythrilled that you have chosen to become a part of our Bronco family. Becoming a Bronco is something that you should hold with prestige and confidence. This is the start of a new journey which will be full of memories that will last a lifetime.

The decisions you make at the beginning of your college career can help you establish behaviors that will set you on the path of success. Consider it an opportunity to be afforded an education at this resplendent institution that is enriched with Bronco Pride and serves as a foundation for educational, social, cultural, and economic transformation.

As we embark on the journey towards a sensational year, it is important to remember the target and the goal you want to accomplish. Maya Angelou said it best when she said, "My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style." In saying this, I encourage you to remain humble, proactive, confident, and tenacious in everything you do.

I humbly serve as your Miss Fayetteville State University 2016-2017 and I look forward to building genuine bonds and serving you and this prestigious institution as we embark on this incredible year together!


Bria Perkins - Miss Fayetteville State University 2016-2017

Greetings class of 2020,

I would like to welcome you to the illustrious Fayetteville State University. FSU is the heart and soul of the city of Fayetteville, and being a Bronco should be held with exuding pride.

you embark on another chapter in your lives, remember you are not alone throughout this course of life. There is always a Bronco near and willing to help; we are a family! I strongly encourage you to cherish every moment of your four years here, for this chapter will pass swiftly, but will never be forgotten. You are expected to conduct yourselves in a manner that will create positive moments to cherish for a lifetime. I challenge you to responsibly brighten your horizons as both a person and as a student. There are insurmountable resources on campus that can help enhance your campus-life experience both academically and socially. I strongly encourage you to use as many resources as possible to your advantage.

Class of 2020, we as your fellow Broncos would like to pass the torch engulfed in the flame of BRONCO PRIDE. One day you too will pass this torch to the next generation of the Bronco Family; keep the fire burning! I am graciously honored to welcome you to F S U!!!!!!!!!  


Keith E. Porch Jr. - Mr. Fayetteville State University 2016-2017 

Class of 2020, 

I am proud to be your 2016-2017 Student Activities Program Director and I warmly welcome you to the Bronco Family. As your Program Director, it is my honor to uphold the mission of the Student Activities Council (SAC) that was founded in 1994. We have a student elected council that works together in order to plan, implement, and execute programs and events.

Throughout the year, SAC hosts activities such as bowling nights, campus dances, tailgates, and parties. SAC also plans some of the biggest weeks of the year like Welcome Week, Homecoming and Rodeo Week.

As an incoming freshman, you have the chance to become a SAC Council Member during the fall elections. The freshman class will elect some of their very own to join our creative council and contribute to student development while enhancing opportunities for student leadership.

This is a new chapter of your life; I suggest you write it with detailed stories of fun, leadership, and growth! Fayetteville State University will forever be my home, and I am glad you have chosen to make it yours as well.

Welcome to the Bronco Family!   


Rachel Williams - SAC Program Director 2016-2017

Class of 2020,              

Welcome to the Bronco Nation!

This next chapter that you are entering in your life, will be one to remember. It will be filled with excitement, challenges, hard work, dedication, love, and fun. Are you ready for the challenge? Don't worry; you will always have your Bronco family to lean on!

FSU caters to all types of students; residential, commuter, traditional, non-traditional, military, graduate students, and everything in-between. The diversity on this campus will never make anyone feel alone, so I encourage you all to step outside of your comfort zone and reach out to Broncos of different backgrounds in order to broaden your horizons.

The faculty, staff and students at FSU are here to make you feel right at home no matter who you are or where you are from. Together we will help you set goals, make career choices and understand the true meaning of BRONCO PRIDE! I look forward to working with you all!  


Janee Sanders - President A.U.T.O.S. Commuter Organization 2016-2017

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