About Us

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.



About Efferson Student Union & Activities

  • Efferson History

  • Efferson
  • 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. 
  • He retired from FAMU in the early 1960s and died in 1972; FAMU named its student union building for him in 1975.
  • More about FAMU's Early Leaders
  • 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.

Student Activities Staff Directory


Mr. Andre D. Green
Director, Efferson Student Union, Activities & New Student Orientation
P: (850) 599-3869 E: andre.green@famu.edu

Ms. Beverly Woodson
Administrative Assistant
P: (850) 599-3400 E: beverly1.woodson@famu.edu

Areas of Responsibility:
• Front Desk Operations
• Business Operations

Ms. Vernita Brown
Administrative Assistant
P: (850) 599-8720 E: vernita.brown@famu.edu

Areas of Responsibility:
• Facility/Set Market Payments and Billing
• Business Operations
• Financial Management

Ms. Felicia Barnes
Coordinator, Student Organizations
P:(850) 599-3400 E: felicia.barnes@famu.edu

Areas of Responsibility:
• Clubs & Organizations
• Electoral Commission
• Advisory Training

Coordinator, Volunteerism, DEI & Service Learning
P: (850) 000-0000 E: [________]@famu.edu

Areas of Responsibility:
• Service Learning/Volunteer Hours
• Fang Leadership
• Electoral Commission

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Mr. Melverton Walters
Coordinator, Recreation
P: (850) 000-0000 E: melverton.walters@famu.edu

Areas of Responsibility:
• Galimore Lanes & Billiards
• Rattler Den
• Evening Operations

Mr. Edward Kincheon Jr.
Coordinator, Fraternity & Sorority Life
P: (850) 599-3400 E: edward.kincheon@famu.edu

Areas of Responsibility:
• Membership Intake
• Fraternity & Sorority Advisement
• Fraternity & Sorority Councils (NPHC, CIO, PFC, MIC)

Ms. Joshlyn Thomas
Coordinator, Campus Activity Board
P: (850) 599-3400 E: joshlyn.thomas@famu.edu

Areas of Responsibility:
• CAB Advisement
• Parents & Family Weekend
• Welcome Week 

Person holding a cell phone in front of a laptop

Hours of Operation

Main Office:
Monday – Friday | 12:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Saturday – Sunday | Special Events

Break Hours | Winter and Spring Break


Summer Hours:
Monday – Friday | 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Saturday – Sunday | Special Events

Rattler's Den:
Monday – Friday | 12:00 p.m.-9pm

Saturday-Sunday | Special Events

Galimore Lanes And Billards
Open Daily 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM