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Leadership, Character, Service

We are Proud

Florida Memorial’s history and traditions reach back to 1879. Our legacy of determination and accomplishment has made us the only historically black university in southern Florida. We are a culturally diverse institution, transforming lives and helping to create a future for people from many races, ethnicities, countries, religions, and socio-economic backgrounds. Members of the Board of Trustees, administration, faculty, staff, students, and alumni take every opportunity possible to express pride in the institution.

We are Dedicated

We are a community of scholars committed to the pursuit of knowledge, truth, and the free exchange of ideas. As educators, we seek to demonstrate the importance of life-long learning, and devote ourselves to the responsibility of passing on the benefits of our own accomplishments. As students, we share a determination to fully participate and contribute to society as we fulfill our promise. Read the biographies of our faculty and students to get a feel for campus life and the Florida Memorial experience.

We are Success-Minded

Our graduates enjoy the sixth highest starting salaries in the state. You will find at Florida Memorial a special understanding for what it means and what it takes to succeed. Our students flourish with the support and encouragement of a mentoring faculty. Our small, family-like campus community inspires a never give in determination in our students, while providing the resources and opportunities commonly found at larger institutions.

We are Service-Oriented

The University was established by, and remains closely affiliated with, the Baptist Church. However, our motto, “Leadership, Character, and Service”, emphasizes Christian values. Strong moral character, mutual respect, freedom of worship, and a commitment to serve are the hallmarks of what it means to be a Florida Memorial Lion.