Florida A&M University to Build a New Living / Learning Community
Filed in HBCUs on July 1, 2016
Florida A&M University, the historically Black educational institution in Tallahassee, has announced plans to build a new living/learning community on campus called the Palmetto North Project. The living/learning community houses students with similar majors or interests and provides space for educational pursuits as well as traditional living facilities.
The new living/learning community will be the sixth such residence at the university. It will provide housing for 440 students.
Elmira Mangum, president of Florida A&M University, stated that “Offering students an exceptional educational experience and developing high-quality, sustainable facilities that support academic success are two essential components to the plan we have developed to move FAMU forward as a 21st century institution of higher learning. This project will greatly contribute to student success, retention, and recruiting, which will improve enrollment and graduation rates.”