About FAMU
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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:
  • Scholarship
  • Excellence
  • Openness
  • Fiscal Responsibility
  • Accountability
  • Collaboration
  • Diversity
  • Service
  • Fairness
  • Courage
  • Integrity
  • Respect
  • Collegiality
  • Freedom
  • Ethics
  • Shared Governance

Vision Statement

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) will be recognized as a premier land-grant, doctoral-research university that produces globally competitive graduates. 
Achieving this vision requires the University to provide students with an educational experience that allows them to compete in the 21st century global economy. Today’s students are interested in becoming entrepreneurs and innovators. They are not just interested in getting a job, but addressing social issues and providing transformational solutions to world and community problems. At FAMU, we are enhancing our status as a first-choice institution that students will pay for and in which donors will invest. We will create strategies and choices to accomplish this, using six guiding principles: quality, integrity, transparency, accountability, core values, and outstanding customer service.

Contact Info

Tallahassee, FL 32307

P: 850.599.3000