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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Celebrate COSSPP's first 50 years! Pictures of COSSPP and the bellamy building.

COSSPP Share Your Memories Survey

April 3, 2024

Join us in commemorating 50 years of excellence at the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy We invite students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends to take a stroll down memory lane and share your fondest moments, anecdotes, and photographs that encapsulate the unique journey we’ve all shared together. …

COSSPP Celebrates 50 years of excellence in Washington DC

COSSPP Celebrates 50 Years of Excellence with Alumni in Washington, D.C.

March 26, 2024

Florida State University's College of Social Sciences and Public Policy (COSSPP) celebrated its first 50 years of excellence with alumni in Washington, D.C., on March 7, 2024. More than 100 alumni, faculty, staff, students, and friends gathered at the National Press Club in observance of the College's 50th anniversary …

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Recognizing the Pioneering Contributions of Raymond F. Bellamy

January 18, 2024

Every day, the Bellamy Building at Florida State University welcomes thousands of students, faculty, staff, and visitors. Constructed in 1967, this building is home to 16 departments and interdisciplinary programs from the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy (COSSPP). …

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). …

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