Student United Way

Who We Are:

The Student United Way is a collection of students across Florida State University, Florida A&M University, and Tallahassee Community College with a passion for partnership in community building and outreach.



Student United Way strives to give back to the community in which the students learn and live.  SUW members endeavor to educate, fundraise and serve to help address critical issues on campus and in the local community.


What We Do:

SUW focuses on local outreach, becoming active members of the local community both on campus and off. This focus manifests in three ways: education, fundraising, and service. SUW members actively work to educated students to the key issues affecting the campus and our local community. Members also plan and participate in FUNdraising events, raising critical fund for those in need. Finally, members of this organization will participate in Days of Doing. This philanthropic event provides service to UW partner agencies that are serving our community day in and day out. Through this event we hope to brighten the work spaces and lives of those working alongside the United Way to build a stronger community.


FSU Student United Way – History

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.

For more information or to get involved, please contact Alaina Gilpin at 850.414.8825 or

FSU Student United Way Row