Florida A&M University Mission Statement
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) is an 1890 land-grant institution
dedicated to the advancement of knowledge, resolution of complex issues and the empowerment
of citizens and communities. The University provides a student-centered environment
consistent with its core values. The faculty is committed to educating students at
the undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and professional levels, preparing graduates
to apply their knowledge, critical thinking skills and creativity in their service
to society. FAMU’s distinction as a doctoral/research institution will continue to
provide mechanisms to address emerging issues through local and global partnerships.
Expanding upon the University’s land-grant status, it will enhance the lives of constituents
through innovative research, engaging cooperative extension, and public service.
While the University continues its historic mission of educating African Americans,
FAMU embraces persons of all races, ethnic origins and nationalities as life-long
members of the university community.
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University holds the following values essential
to the achievement of the university’s mission:
- Fiscal Responsibility
- Shared Governance
The University's History can be found here.