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The Office of Government and Community Affairs serves as the primary liaison between the University and the communities in which it resides on a wide variety of local and regional issues.

Fayetteville State University is committed to working with the community on all levels to address issues of concern- especially those that are related to our 2015-2020 Strategic Plan.  The strategic areas include becoming a leader in the economic transformation of the southeastern region of North Carolina by conducting needs assessment, researching trends, increasing military outreach, establishing community partnerships, and serving as an information resource; becoming as intellectual and cultural center for Cumberland County and the southeastern region of North Carolina by sustaining a climate of excellence through the utilization of best practices in the performing and fine arts; and increasing access to education, research, scholarship, and service in North Carolina through expanded partnerships and collaborative efforts with governmental and non-governmental organizations and agencies.

The Chancellor's Distinguished Speakers Series

The Chancellor's Office sponsors a number of speakers annually who appear as part of the Chancellor's Distinguished Speakers Series, Black History Month, Women's History Month, and the Chancellor's Reading Club.


Sponsorships are used to maintain and enhance the University corporate image and identify its role as a good corporate citizen.  Limited funds are made available annually for this purpose.

The university receives many request for sponsorship, support, prizes, and assistance from a wide variety of organizations, schools, community groups, and individuals.  While we would like to help everyone, we are unable to proceed with request that do not fit within our sponsorship objectives.  In addition, budgetary constraints can limit our involvement with sponsorships.

While we are always open to requests for sponsorship, please bear in mind that we may not always be able to help.

Proposals that are clear, concise and well researched make it easier to consider our proposal.

The University will evaluate all sponsorship proposals on a case-by-case taking into consideration the following criteria:

  1. Alignment with the university's values and our community focus. (This information can be found in the University Strategic Plan)
  2. Demonstrate tangible benefits to the University and the Community.
  3. The University's existing partnership commitments.
  4. Achieving balance and variety in the types of sponsorship applications we approve.
  5. Available budget and financial allocation.
Community Partnership Breakfast

On August 3, 2011, FSU hosted its first Community Partnership Breakfast.  The purpose of the event was to provide the community with details regarding campus resources available for community use, share our strategic community engagement plan with the public, and create and solidify partnerships.  The next Community Partnership Breakfast will be held on (TBD).  Community non-profit leaders and elected officials were invited to attend.  If you missed it, or attended and want to follow-up, the following materials are for your information.



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