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Summary

When the Florida onAir Council is established,  Council members and Florida onAir’s Executive Director will work with political science professors and other faculty at Florida State University to start Florida’s first onAir chapter. This chapter will be partially modeled on the Democracy Squad chapter at George Mason University.

Through its chapters,Florida onAir will support the nationwide effort by colleges and universities across the country to  make democracy and civic responsibility a central aspect of higher learning.

About

The Florida State University ‘s onAir chapter will initially focus on training interested undergrad and graduate students on how to curate Florida onAir content especially submitting Top News articles, events, videos, and information and moderating forums in each post they curate.

Student curators will also work with state senate and house committee chairs to produce aircasts on issues being discussed and bills being proposed in their committees.

During election season, students with other other organizations like the League of Women Voters, will coordinate and produce aircasted debates with candidates.

The Florida State University onAir chapter will also help to establish other onAir chapters at public and private universities and colleges throughout the state.

Florida State University

Source: About FSU

One of the nation’s elite research universities, Florida State University preserves, expands, and disseminates knowledge in the sciences, technology, arts, humanities, and professions, while embracing a philosophy of learning strongly rooted in the traditions of the liberal arts and critical thinking.

FSU’s welcoming campus is located on the oldest continuous site of higher education in Florida, in a community that fosters free inquiry and embraces diversity, along with championship athletics, and a prime location in the heart of the state capital.

Civic Engagement Programs

Source: The Center for Leadership & Social Change

ABOUT US
The Center for Leadership & Social Change transforms lives through identity development, leadership education and community engagement. We encourage students to learn, serve and transform through programming that encompasses leadership, diversity and service.

We offer more than 30 programs intended to foster opportunities and vision to create positive, sustainable change in their communities and the broader world. Opportunities range from one-time service at local nonprofits to year-long training and leadership roles. We offer training on such topics as leadership development, identity and cultural competence, service learning, and community change.

WHAT WE OFFER

SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES
Students can engage in service as volunteers as well as recruit others to service commitments as community leaders. The 2017 Community Ambassadors recruited more than 1,000 FSU students that provided 4,650 community service hours to Tallahassee non-profits.

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
At the LeaderShape Institute students create personal leadership visions and define how they will promote positive social change in their lives and communities. Former participants have hailed the program as a life-altering leadership experience that anyone could learn from.

HONORS & RECOGNITION
The V-rak-ke-ce-tv Cultural Graduation & Recognition Ceremonies are intimate celebrations where graduates and their support systems celebrate and honor each other on their shared accomplishments, dedications, and continual support.

DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
The FSU community can participate in our initiatives or create one of their own. Social Change Peer Educators is a new student-generated program that has facilitated workshops on identity development, racial trauma, and leadership development to over 150 people.

Student Government

Source: Student Government Association

  • What is the purpose of SGA?
    • The mission of the SGA is to provide FSU students with representation, services, and advocacy within the university structure. The SGA provides quality leadership for, and accountability to, its constituency by recognizing that strength arises from diversity, engagement, and dialogue.
  • Is college SGA the same as high school SGA? Do you need high school experience?
    • SGA is similar to high school SGA. However, we reflect the federal and state government more similarly. Our SGA officers serve as representatives of the Student Body and focus on ways to advocate and improve campus. You do not need high school experience. We encourage all student leaders to be involved!
  • Is SGA only Political Science majors?
    • Absolutely not! Students from all majors are welcomed to join SGA!
  • How can we see where our A&S fees are going?
  • What is the structure of student government?
    • The Student Government Association is composed of three branches: The Executive, Legislative, and Judicial Branch
  • How do I begin to get involved in Student Government?
  • Where can I find student government initiatives?

 

Internships

Source: Department of Political Science

Qualified students can earn academic credit for an internship in public service organizations or government-related offices or agencies. Responsibility for finding an appropriate internship position rests with the student. Interns are expected to do useful, professional staff work and are not to function as clerks, runners, typists, receptionists, etc. To be eligible for credit, an internship must run the full semester; summer internships, the 13-week session.

Prerequisites

Those seeking credit under Political Science (POS4941) must have completed at least 60 hours; 15 of those with a C- or better in political science, including POS3713; and a gpa of 3.0 overall or in political science courses. Political Science internships must be government-related.

Those seeking credit under the Interdisciplinary Social Science course (ISS4944) must have at least a gpa of 2.5 or better (3.0 if the internship is outside Tallahassee). It is strongly advised that the applicant have at least 60 hours completed toward the Bachelor’s degree. No student will be permitted internship credit in their first semester, or when they are on probation. ISS credits cannot count toward the Political Science major or minor. Political Science minors cannot count Political Science internship credits toward their minor requirements.

Political Science Programs

Source: Department of Political Science

Our department offers baccalaureate and graduate instruction in American Politics, International Relations, Comparative Politics, and Public Policy. In addition, our Applied Master’s degree program in American Politics and Policy (MAAPP) allows for professional training towards careers in political campaigning, fundraising, lobbying, legislative affairs, and active participation within all levels of government.

The faculty of the Department of Political Science frequently publishes articles in the top journals of the discipline, and provides rigorous instruction in many fields of political expertise. Our graduate students undertaking doctoral research generally take positions at research universities, liberal arts teaching colleges, and research and policy organizations in the public and private sector.

Learn more about the various degree programs we have to offer:

Graduate Programs

Undergraduate Programs

Research Initiatives

Source: Department of Political Science

Research

The Department of Political Science at Florida State houses an active research community that fosters collaboration within and beyond the department. Visit the links below to learn more about our research interests and activities.

Collaborative Research Groups

Centers and Institutes

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