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Who is The Torchbearer 100?

Each year the Division of Student Affairs is proud to recognize 100 of the most outstanding, undergraduate leaders and achievers across campus who, during their time at Florida State, have built upon our tradition of exceptional student life. "Leaders and achievers" is intentionally vague to qualify a diverse array of students, linked by the magnitude of their impact with in their realm of influence. The Torchbearer 100 seeks to bring these accomplishments out of their silos and honored at the university level.

The Torchbearer 100 leans on the fact that as an individual grows, their potential grows with them and that this growth creates avenues for an exponential positive impact on their communities. We know this to be true because this is the history, tradition, and spirit of student leaders at Florida State.

Attributes of a member of the Torchbearer 100 may be demonstrated by, but not limited to, the following examples:

  • Led by their example holding themselves, and those around them, to a higher standard
  • Visionary community builders, striving for a more inclusive and thriving environment
  • Dared to challenge generally accepted norms and have been so bold to strive for a more ideal alternative
  • Demonstrated their commitment to Florida State through their leadership and service to their spaces within the university
  • Made exceptional accomplishment in their field of study or area of involvement
  • Had a transformative personal development journey while at Florida State
  • Strived for the betterment of something beyond themselves
  • An infectious belief in and ability to bring out the best of their peers
  • Their positive impact made a significant difference in student life and their legacy will extend beyond their time on campus

This recognition aims to thank and celebrate these students who have made significant contributions to our community and whose legacy has strengthened the foundation set for Florida State students to come.

A student’s eligibility is contingent on the following requirements:

  • Must be a degree-seeking undergraduate student at Florida State University in their junior or senior year
  • Must be in good academic standing
  • Must have no outstanding conduct cases
  • Must anticipate graduation as soon as May 2021 and no later than December 2022