|It is the philosophy of the Department that our student-athletes will be strongly encouraged and supported in their endeavors to progress toward a degree while simultaneously participating in an intercollegiate athletic program whose environment is consistent with the highest standards of academic scholarship, sportsmanship, ethics, and institutional loyalty.
Florida State University, a graduate research institution, stands among the nation's elite in both academics and athletics. Located on the oldest continuous site of higher education in Florida, the university is situated in the heart of the state's capital city. The university's main campus blends Jacobean Revival and modern styles of architecture with the oaks, pines, dogwoods and azaleas of North Florida.
One of the nation's elite research universities, Florida State University offers a distinctive academic environment built on its cherished values and unique heritage, welcoming campus, championship athletics, and prime location in the heart of the state capital.
Underlying and supporting the educational experience at Florida State University is the development of new generations of citizen leaders, based on the concepts inscribed in our seal: Vires, Artes, Mores--Strength, Skill and Character.
Seminole student-athletes have the premier opportunity to be coached and mentored by the best coaches in all of collegiate athletics. Together, these national recognized coaches have helped lead the Seminoles to 13 national championships, 50 ACC Championships, and numerous players of the year awards.
The coaches at Florida State University provide the ultimate environment for student-athletes to grow both on and off the field. During 2008-2009, these athletes demonstrated why Florida State is home to the pinnacle in collegiate athletics.
Florida State student-athletes daily cross paths and work side-by-side with national and conference players of the year, Olympic athletes, future professional athletes, and academic award winners.
During 2008-2009, the track and field team won six individual national championships, Sarah Hamilton won ACC pitcher of the year, Toney Douglas won ACC Defensive Player of the Year, all-ACC 1st team, and became Florida State's ninth 1st round draft pick in school history, Jean-Yves Aubone won ACC Tennis Player of the Year and became Florida State's first 2-time All-American in school history, and Myron Rolle shone brightly in the classroom when he became a Rhodes Scholar in fall 2008.
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The Florida State campus is a culturally diverse snapshot of North Florida culture, with its rolling hills, towering live oaks, and canopy roads for Tallahassee visitors to enjoy. Student and professional commitment to the arts, historic museums, state of the art athletics facilities, and premier live sporting events are just a few elements that make Florida State University so special in enriching the lives of student-athletes. Click below to get a full tour of everything that Florida State and Tallahassee have to offer for the premier college athletics experience.
COMPLIANCE & NCAA GUIDELINES
Florida State University is committed and obligated to the principle of institutional control in operating its athletics program in a manner that is consistent with the letter and the spirit of the NCAA, ACC, and University rules and regulations.
The compliance office coordinates, monitors, and verifies compliance with all NCAA requirements and educates the various constituencies of the University and the community regarding NCAA/ACC regulations. The compliance office is dedicated to providing educational programs and interpretive support to ensure that all individuals involved with the athletics program understand and adhere to the university's compliance expectations.
To become a student athlete at Florida State University, you can fill out one of our questionnaires below or contact a member of one of our coaching staffs directly for further information.