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*TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – In the wake of the tragic shooting that occurred on the campus of Florida State University (FSU) this morning, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) President Elmira Mangum, Ph.D. has announced that the University campus will be open to FSU students who need to utilize library services, study areas, food services, and other venues as they prepare for final examinations and graduation.

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According to President Mangum, students who present their FSU student ID will have access to any on-campus resources that will assist the students in carrying on with their daily academic routine.

“We extend our thoughts and prayers to everyone impacted by the unfortunate event that occurred at FSU this morning,” Mangum said. “We stand ready and available to assist the students, staff, faculty, and administrators in any way we can. We all share the common goal of providing educational opportunities for our students and FAMU is committed to working with FSU during this unfortunate circumstance and throughout the academic year.”

President Mangum added, “We also want to assure our students and parents, faculty and staff that the University remains proactive in ensuring that our campus is safe and secure.”

The Samuel H. Coleman Memorial Library is open 24 hours Sunday-Thursday and closes at 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. The library can be accessed via the following addresses: 1500 S. Martin Luther King Blvd. or 525 Orr Dr., Tallahassee, Florida 32307.

FSU students and parents may contact the FAMU Division of Student Affairs (850) 599-3183 for more information on campus resources.

 

About FAMU

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University is one of the largest single-campus historically black colleges or universities in the nation. The University blends a strong research focus with a commitment to economic empowerment and community service.

The University was founded in 1887 as the State Normal School for Colored Students. Today, FAMU continues its mission to be a best-in-class, land-grant institution with a global reach that focuses on science, technology, research, agriculture, and mathematics (STREAM).

FAMU contributes to a strong workforce by providing a high-quality, affordable education to students of diverse backgrounds. FAMU is listed by U.S. News & World Report as the nation’s top public historically black college or university (HBCU) for 2015, and was recognized among the 2014 U.S. News & World Report “Best National Universities.” It is listed among The Princeton Review’s “Best in the Southeast” colleges.

FAMU is also one of the top institutions for providing a high-quality education at an affordable price in Florida, according to The College Database (2013).

For more information about FAMU, visit http://www.famu.edu.

 

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