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About Efferson Student Union & Activities

The Efferson Student Union and Activities Staff is dedicated to improving the quality of campus life for all Florida A&M University students.  We achieve this by providing quality programs and activities that allow students to develop as individuals and find their place in the larger campus and world communities. 

Role of the College Union

The college union advances a sense of community, unifying the institution by embracing the diversity of students, faculty, staff, alumni, and guests. We bolster the educational mission of the institution and the development of students as lifelong learners by delivering an array of cultural, educational, social, and recreational programs, services, and facilities.  

By any form or name, we serve as the heart of the campus community and create a welcoming environment by:  

  • Operating as a student-centered organization that engages in shared decision making and holistic development through employment and involvement.  
  • Advocating for inclusivity and equity, fostering respect, and affirming the identities of all individuals.
  • Educating students in leadership and social responsibility and offering firsthand experiences in global citizenship.
  • Providing gathering spaces to encourage formal and informal community interactions that build meaningful relationships.  

Traditionally considered the living room, the college union enhances the student experience and cultivates an enduring connection to the institution.

Hours of Operation

Main Office: Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Rattler's Den: Open Daily 12:00 PM 9:00 PM

Galimore Lanes & Billards: Open Daily 12:00 PM 9:00 PM

Donate to ESUA

A gift to Efferson Student Union and Activities is used to enhance university programs that are not fully funded by the state legislature; it is also your opportunity to support the students of Florida A&M University by providing accessible dollars to meet their most important needs. By donating to Efferson Student Union and Activities you will make it possible for us to provide educational, recreational, diversity and leadership programs that can enhance the educational experience of students.  

Efferson History

The student union is named after H. Manning Efferson. Efferson was a native of South Carolina who earned a master's degree from Columbia and came to FAMU as a math instructor in 1924. Efferson went on to serve as head of the math department, dean of liberal arts and dean of students before being tapped as interim president from July 1949 to April 1950, between the presidencies of William Gray and George Gore. Efferson retired from FAMU in the early 1960s and died in 1972; FAMU named its student union building for him in 1975.

Sponsor ESUA

Efferson Student Union & Activities is responsible for providing diverse quality programs and activities for the FAMU students and the campus community. Every year ESUA produces almost 100 quality events during the school year ranging from musical performances, game shows, competitions, lectures, open mics workshops, leadership trainings homecoming activities, and recognition programs. Although our events are geared toward FAMU students many faculty, staff and alumni also participate in several events and activities. Even students from Florida State University and Tallahassee Community College have attended our events.

Now the exciting opportunity for YOUR business is deciding how you choose to partner with ESUA. Below you will find a list of the programs and activities where we are seeking partnerships. Each partnership opportunity will afford you the chance to help enhance campus life here at FAMU as well as provide brand exposure to thousands of consumers and potential employees. As one of the largest campus among Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Florida A&M University guarantees a large exposure for all events and activities taking place on campus. Click on the "Become a Sponsor" link above to view the Efferson Student Union & Activities Sponsorship Program packet. 

Become A Sponsor