• Celebrating 50 Years!

    During the 2023-2024 academic year, the College of Social Sciences will be marking its 50th Anniversary through a range of events, programs, and celebrations. Join us in celebrating 50 years of Engaging Today's World and Producing Tomorrow's Leaders.

Amanda Koontz, Ph.D.

The Florida State University alumna and Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Central Florida was recently chosen as the co-editor of the flagship journal for the Southern Sociological Society (SSS), Social Currents.
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Bennett Napier

A graduate of the Masters of Applied American Politics and Policy (MAAPP) program, Napier was recently named one of Florida’s 500 Most Influential Business Leaders by Florida Trend Magazine for the fifth year in a row.
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Jean C. Accius, Ph.D.

A two-time Florida State University graduate, Accius was recently named the president and CEO of Creating Healthier Communities (CHC), a national nonprofit that works to remove the barriers to good health and equity.
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Dean Timothy Chapin

Message from the Dean

Since its founding in 1973, the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy has been educating students to be leaders and innovators in private, public, and nonprofit settings throughout Florida and around the globe.

Celebrating 50 Years of COSSPP

Since its creation in 1973, COSSPP has grown into the third-largest, most demographically diverse and politically engaged College on FSU’s campus. Check out the festivities planned to celebrate all the College has accomplished over 50 years.

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We are grateful to each of our donors for their interest and investments in our students and work. Thanks to you, we are not just turning out graduates; we are producing leaders ready to take on the challenges of an ever-changing world.

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Join us for COSSPP's FSU vs. Syracuse tailgate on Saturday, October 14th, from 9-11 a.m. outside Bellamy!

Join us for COSSPP's FSU vs. Syracuse Tailgate on Saturday, 10/14

October 6, 2023

Everyone is invited to our COSSPP FSU vs. Syracuse Tailgate on Saturday, October 14th, outside Bellamy! We will announce the time as soon as the football schedule is available (after October 8). …

COSSPP 50th Anniversary

COSSPP celebrates 50th Anniversary

September 25, 2023

The College of Social Sciences and Public Policy is celebrating its 50th anniversary during the 2023-2024 academic year. …

COSSPP 50th Anniversary Celebration Kickoff

COSSPP community celebrates College’s 50th Anniversary at Kickoff Celebration Tailgate 

September 14, 2023

Students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy gathered outside Bellamy on Saturday, September 9 for the College’s 50th Anniversary celebration tailgate before the FSU vs. Southern Miss football game.  …

Join us for COSSPP's 50th Anniversary Photo Shoot on Tuesday, September 12 at 1 p.m. in Bellamy! We’re hosting a photo shoot with COSSPP students and faculty to commemorate our 50th Anniversary and showcase what it’s like here in 2023! The photos and videos will be used throughout the year to celebrate this milestone, as well as in the College’s annual alumni magazine, Engage! Student attendees may earn 2 hours of ServScript/volunteer hours for their participation, members of our COSS Student Leadership Council may count this as volunteering at an SLC event for 5 points, and after we will enjoy some light refreshments as we kick off our 50th year together! Sign up so we can communicate any last-minute directions and share the resulting media with you after: https://bit.ly/COSSPP-50th-photos

Help us celebrate our College's 50th Anniversary

September 11, 2023

Students and faculty, join us for COSSPP's 50th Anniversary Photo Shoot on Tuesday, September 12 at 1 p.m. in Bellamy! …

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