I bring you greetings on behalf of the Francis Marion University Student Government Association. I am both humbled and honored to serve as your student body president this academic year. It gives me great pleasure to welcome both new and returning students to the University. Francis Marion is one of the best-kept secrets in the heart of the Pee Dee. We are excited about the 2016-2017 year and the wonderful academic and social opportunities that await each of you.

I would like to challenge everyone to step outside of your comfort zone and take time to explore your interests from beyond the classroom. The University has all the resources you will need to better yourself as a person and to enrich your college experience. Among these include academic tutoring, writing and advising centers as well as opportunities to study abroad and participate in regional and national educational excursions. These tools and experiences are available to all students and are designed to help you develop cultural competency, leadership and professionalism. I encourage you to step out and get to know your professors and the professional staff that have a genuine interest in your overall success.

The FMU Student Government Association is dedicated to serving the student body within the areas of campus safety, transparency and sustainability, student organization funding and overall student success. Perhaps most importantly, we want all Patriots to know that our SGA is solely dedicated to representing the interests of the student body by doing all that we can to ensure that each student’s experience at FMU is dynamic and memorable.

We look forward to an extraordinary year! At FMU we are ONE…Go Patriots!

With Patriot Pride,
Freddricka L. Pressley
President, Student Government Association