Garnet and Gold Scholar Society members will demonstrate how they have developed their leadership, professional, citizenship and/or research skills while building collaborative relationships in the academic, local or global community.

The Garnet and Gold Scholar Society facilitates involvement and recognizes the engaged, well-rounded student who excels within and beyond the classroom in the areas of Leadership, Internship, Service, International, and Research.  A student who has met the criteria in three of the five areas and writes an approved Synthesis Reflection is eligible for consideration.

Drop-In Advising Hours

Dunlap Success Center-1st floor

Beginning May 13th

Wednesdays, 1:00-3:00 PM

Unable to come to Drop-In Advising? Make an appointment to meet with an advisor by emailing

Information Sessions

Fall 2015 Sessions TBD

All Information Sessions are held in the Dunlap Success Center (DSC).

You can also refer to the the FAQs and Contact Information, or download the Engagement Areas Checklist!

Fall 2014 Induction Ceremony

Deadlines for Participants

Students participating in the Garnet and Gold Scholar Society are expected to adhere to the following deadlines according to their semester of graduation. Students are encouraged to enroll early and complete the steps in advance of these deadlines. Please refer to the chart below for specific requirements and deadlines.

Students must submit their Intent to Participate and have it approved at least a semester prior to their final semester at FSU.
All deadlines are enforced at 11:59 PM of the listed date.

Semester Graduating Intent to Participate Engagement Area Reflections* Synthesis Reflection*

Summer 2015

February 4, 2015 First two areas: March 4, 2015

Final area: May 27, 2015

June 17, 2015

Fall 2015 May 20, 2015 First two areas: June 24, 2015

Final area: September 16, 2015

October 21, 2015

Spring 2016 September 23, 2015 First two areas: October 21, 2015

Final area: January 27, 2016

March 2, 2016

*If the first submission of your Engagement Area or Synthesis reflections are not approved, you have one week to revise and resubmit. You only have one chance to revise.

How to Get Started

The Intent to Participate is the first step in getting involved with Garnet and Gold Scholar Society. Deadlines for submitting the Intent to Participate are detailed in the chart above.

Students can submit an Intent to Participate any semester up until the semester prior to their graduating semester.

For more information on getting started, please visit the Intent to Participate page.

Questions about Garnet and Gold Scholar Society?

Email to set up a time to meet with an advisor. Or download the Engagement Areas Checklist to plan your involvement!

Steps At-A-Glance

  1. Review the engagement area criteria on this website to determine which 3 areas you will complete.
  2. Complete the Intent to Participate.
  3. Participate in three selected areas of engagement.
  4. Complete documentation and reflections for each area of engagement.
  5. Complete Synthesis Project.