Florida A&M University Core Values
Scholarship, Excellence, Openness, Fiscal Responsibility, Accountability, Collaboration,
Diversity, Service, Fairness, Courage, Integrity, Respect, Collegiality, Freedom,
Ethics and Shared Governance.
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 A&M University 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
These key elements are at the core of FAMU’s mission and are reflected in the Strategic
Priorities and Goals described in this document.
Strategic Priority 1: Exceptional Student Experience
Student success. We will increase student success and improve the overall student
experience by enhancing academic support services, strengthening our academic degree
programs, enhancing our living-learning environment, and promoting innovative co-curricular
Strategic Priority 2: Excellent and Renowned Faculty
Faculty excellence. We will attract and retain world-class faculty, improve faculty
incentives and invest in critical research facilities.
Strategic Priority 3: High Impact Research, Commercialization, Outreach, and Extension Services
Research that makes a difference. We will refine our research priorities, expand our
research productivity and commercialization footprint, and build upon our contributions
in outreach and extension, as we continue to grow the University’s reputation as a
Strategic Priority 4: Transformative Alumni, Community, and Business Engagement
Building and expanding our partnerships. We will increase engagement with our alumni
base, business partners, and within our local, national and global communities to
increase our impact and grow financial support for the University.
Strategic Priority 5: First-Class Business Infrastructure
Business operations that support our mission. We will recruit and retain an excellent
and diverse staff, enhance our administrative services, adopt a more transparent and
effective budgeting model, and leverage technology to make our operations more effective
Strategic Priority 6: Outstanding Customer Experiences
Leadership through service. We will consistently provide high-quality customer experience
in all facets of University operations.
University Strategic Plans
>> Strategic Plan 2017-2022: FAMU Rising
>> Strategic Plan 2010 Thru 2020
>> Strategic Plan 2004-2013
>> Strategic Plan 1998-2004
Schools and Colleges Strategic Plans
>> College of Agriculture and Food Sciences
>> College of Education
>> FAMU-FSU College of Engineering
>> College of Law
>> College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
>> College of Science and Technology
>> College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities
>> School of Allied Health Sciences
>> School of Architecture
>> School Business and Industry (SBI)
>> School of the Environment
>> School of Journalism and Graphic Communication
>> School of Nursing
>> University Libraries