Gibbs HallFlorida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) is an 1890 land-grant institution dedicated to the advancement of knowledge, resolution of complex issues and the empowerment of citizens and communities.  The University provides a student-centered environment consistent with its core values.  The faculty is committed to educating students at the undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and professional levels, preparing graduates to apply their knowledge, critical thinking skills and creativity in their service to society.

FAMU’s distinction as a doctoral/research institution will continue to provide mechanisms to address emerging issues through local and global partnerships.  Expanding upon the University’s land-grant status, it will enhance the lives of constituents through innovative research, engaging cooperative extension, and public service.  While the University continues its historic mission of educating African Americans, FAMU embraces persons of all races, ethnic origins and nationalities as life-long members of the university community.

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University holds the following values essential to the achievement of the university’s mission:

  • Scholarship
  • Excellence
  • Openness
  • Fiscal Responsibility
  • Accountability
  • Collaboration
  • Diversity
  • Service
  • Fairness
  • Courage
  • Integrity
  • Respect
  • Collegiality
  • Freedom
  • Ethics
  • Shared Governance
The mission of the Office of Instructional Technology (OIT) is to provide a student-centered environment consistent with Florida A&M University's core values of scholarship, excellence, openness, fiscal responsibility, accountability, collaboration, diversity, service, fairness, courage, integrity, respect, collegiality, freedom, ethics and shared governance.  OIT provides state-of-the-art technology to faculty, students, and staff  via modalities of face-to-face and distance education in an effort to promote student retention, progression, and graduation.