The Department of Student Support & Transitions provides core programs and services both virtually and in person. Click the button below for more information on how to easily access DSST programs and services. 

DSST Programs & Services

About Us

Mission: The Department of Student Support & Transitions supports, connects, and empowers all students as they navigate their academic and personal journeys.

Vision: We aspire to create welcoming and inclusive environments by helping students navigate the University, develop resilience, and make meaning of their unique experiences.

We welcome students and family members to connect with the Department of Student Support & Transitions if you are experiencing a crisis or just need someone to talk through a problem or experience you are having at Florida State University. allows you to share important information regarding incidents or concerning behavior happening in the Florida State University community.

DSST Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Statement

The Department of Student Support & Transitions (DSST) is committed to equity and inclusion for all members of our Seminole community.  Our goal is to create a welcoming environment for students, faculty, staff, and visitors that celebrates and welcomes the rich experiences and vast perspectives of each member.

DSST commits to:

  • Ensuring that all spaces within DSST offices are welcoming and inclusive of all persons.
  • Recruiting and retaining a diverse professional staff. 
  • Representing all members of our campus community within our social media, marketing, and presentations.
  • Celebrating all Diversity months and active engagement in educating our campus community about the history, impact and importance of each group.
  • Assisting students to address bias, and support them in accessing campus resources as needed to address/improve a bias situation.
  • Actively participate in university and division-wide diversity efforts including policy development, evaluation of processes, ongoing training and exploration of programs designed to promote equity and inclusion for all.

DSST understands that the commitment to issues surrounding diversity, equity and inclusion are ongoing and require a continual commitment to invest in the processes and discussions necessary to further understanding and growth.  The goal of the Department of Student Support & Transitions is to advance these values in ways which are meaningful and sustainable.

The Division of Student Affairs and various partners have developed the FSU faculty and staff information guide to use when assisting distressed students or when dealing with a person with a weapon.

Faculty & Staff Emergency Guide  

Department of Student Support and Transitions

Case Management Services

Case Management Services works with individuals to provide emotional support, counseling, advocacy, and to identify immediate needs, making appropriate referrals to campus and community resources.

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Investigations & Assessment

Investigations & Assessment (I&A) provides investigative services for allegations of misconduct concerning Recognized Student Organizations (RSOs).

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New Student & Family Programs

New Student & Family Programs assists new students and families in their transition to Florida State University through programs like Orientation, Ask a 'Nole, and Family Connection.

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Office of Accessibility Services

The Office of Accessibility Services (OAS) serves as an advocate for FSU students with disabilities and ensure that reasonable accommodations are provided.

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Victim Advocate Program

The Victim Advocate Program provides free, confidential, and compassionate assistance to primary and secondary victims of crime, violence or abuse against, or by, Florida State University students through advocacy, education and training.

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Withdrawal Services

The Withdrawal Services staff provides support to students and their families when a student’s enrollment is unexpectedly interrupted due to unforeseen circumstances (personal, family, medical or mental health reasons, and/or other crisis).

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Food for Thought Pantry

The Food for Though Food Pantry provides food security for any current student. The Food for Thought Pantry is located in University Center A, Suite 4148. 

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