Florida State University’s Student United Way (FSU SUW) was founded in December of 2007. As the first true, student-run United Way in the nation, FSU SUW is committed to leadership through service and teamwork by educating, engaging, advocating, and fund-raising to increase student involvement for the betterment of FSU, Tallahassee, and Leon County.
Student United Ways are campus-based clubs or organizations led by students on more than fifty campuses across the United States. Locations include colleges and universities, junior and community colleges, technical/trade schools, and two high schools. These student leaders are making an impact by giving, advocating and volunteering in an effort to improve their local communities.
FSU SUW raises money each year that is reinvested back into FSU Student run Health and Human Service Organizations on campus. Each year FSU SUW puts out a request for proposal to all FSU Human Service Organizations and conducts a mini grant making process. This give young leaders the opportunity to see the
great work their fellow students are participating in as well as the opportunity to see firsthand that requests for funds far outnumber the actual dollar amount available to distribute.