Opening Convocation

Opening Convocation

At the beginning of each academic year, faculty and other campus educators assemble to welcome new students into the community of scholarship and tradition that is Florida Southern College. The Opening Convocation thus marks the official induction of new students into the campus community and provides an opportunity to affirm the values and mission that guide our community.

Starts Sunday, August 29 at 2:00 PM

Florida Southern College recognizes that higher education encompasses far more than academic activities in the classroom. The College’s goal is to prepare students to make a positive and consequential impact on our world is advanced by the quality of campus life. We seek to create a community of scholars who hold one another accountable to the high ideals, vision, and mission of the College. Through shared values and communal expectations, FSC engenders a specific atmosphere where students can study, socialize, rest, and grow as they pursue their academic goals. Campus life creates a positive and enriching environment that cares for the whole person—academically, socially, physically, and spiritually. The Cornerstone outlines the standard of behavior that forms a basis for campus life. Along with the Academic Honor Code, the Cornerstone serves as a resource that helps shape and guide our collegial life together.

Inspired by the Judeo-Christian principles on which the College was founded, as a Florida Southern Scholar...

  • I will practice personal and academic integrity and excellence of character and expect the same from others.
  • I will respect the dignity, value, and worth of all persons while learning from the differences in people, ideas, and opinions.
  • I will respect the rights and property of others.
  • I will demonstrate concern for others, their feelings, and our communal need for conditions that promote personal growth and academic success.
  • Through my actions, I will contribute to the rich heritage left by those who have preceded us and work to leave the College a better place for those who follow.

The Cornerstone outlines the standard of behavior that is the foundation for campus life. Commitment to these ideals requires each member of the community to practice behaviors that promote the well-being of the community and to discourage those behaviors that do not.