Welcome to NSU

George L. Hanbury II, Ph.D., is the sixth president of Nova Southeastern University, home of the Sharks. NSU is a private, doctoral research university, nationally recognized by U.S. News & World Report and Forbes. The university has a $4.1 billion economic impact on the state of Florida—projected to reach $5 billion by 2025—and continues to grow with a focus on innovative academic and research programs at its nine campuses across Florida and in Puerto Rico. NSU’s Shark family includes more than 22,000 current students and 210,000+ alumni around the world.

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Commencement Season is Here!

Congratulations to all our Sharks who are graduating this summer. For more information on NSU's 2024 commencement schedule, please visit this page.

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A Vision for the Future

NSU has eight core values that infuse us with purpose and intent. President Hanbury collaborated with faculty, staff, alumni, student leaders, community members, and the Board of Trustees to create a single vision for the future. Vision 2025 incorporates our core values and mission to guide the university and build the NSU brand into one of national preeminence in research and academics.

By 2025, NSU will be recognized as a preeminent, professional-dominant, doctoral-research university that provides competitive career advantages to its students and produces alumni who serve and lead with integrity.
The mission of NSU - a selective, doctoral research university - is to deliver innovative academic programs in a dynamic, lifelong learning and research environment fostering integrity, academic excellence, leadership, and community service through engaged students, faculty and staff.

Integrity: Integrity involves honesty and fairness, consistency in instruction, ethics of scholarship, freedom of inquiry, and open and truthful engagement with the community through effective communication, policies, and practices.

Academic Excellence: Academic excellence is the provision of the highest quality educational and learning experiences made possible by academically and professionally qualified and skilled instructional faculty and staff, opportunities for contextual learning, state-of-the-art facilities, beautiful surroundings, and effective resources necessary to support learning at the highest level. Additionally, academic excellence reflects the successful relationship between engaged learners and outstanding instructional faculty and staff.

Community: NSU is a community of faculty staff, students and alumni that share a common identity and purpose who engages with the university’s external community through diverse services, clinical programs, and community-based research and resources. Our community extends into professional, intellectual, as well as geographical domains that both support and are the focus of our educational mission.

Diversity: Diversity includes, but is not limited to, race, ethnicity, culture, religion, philosophy, gender, physical characteristics, socioeconomic status, age, and sexual orientation. It also includes differences in views, interpretations, and reactions, with mutual respect for all. Diversity makes NSU a stronger university and enriches a learning environment focused on preparing individuals to live and work in a global society.

Innovation: Innovation is the creative and deliberate application of teaching, research, scholarship and service for effective education, and the development of useful products or processes providing a value added to the community.

Opportunity: Opportunity fosters the possibility for anyone associated with NSU to acquire an education or an educational experience through creative, yet sound pedagogical programs.

Scholarship/Research: Research and scholarship products are disseminated and evaluated through intellectual discourse, application, assessment, and other mechanisms of the relevant peer community.

Student-Centered: Students are the focus of institutional priorities, resource decisions, and planning. We are stewards of student needs and advocates for student academic success and professional development.


Campaign to Preeminence

NSU’s Campaign to Preeminence focuses on several areas of impact that will demonstrate the university’s excellence in health care, research, and innovation, allowing us to aim higher and make even greater contributions to today’s most urgent needs.

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Strength Through Diversity

We are Diverse. We are Inclusive. We are One NSU, committed to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment for all students, faculty, and staff. Our university is dynamic, multicultural, and always striving to be better. 

a group of diverse students studying and playing music in the courtyard
a council of NSU employees discussing issues in diversity

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Resource Center

The Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) Resource Center, housed within Campus Life and Student Engagement, promotes diversity and inclusiveness, and creates a safe and supportive environment for all students.

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Belonging, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Advisory Council

The Belonging, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Advisory Council (BEDI) was formed so that all members of NSU can be empowered to pursue their full potential and do their very best work. The council’s mission is to guide NSU toward inclusive excellence by cultivating and supporting the ongoing development and implementation of processes, procedures, and programs that promote greater belonging, equity, diversity, and inclusion throughout all aspects of the university.

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NSU Diversity at a Glance

Protecting Our Environment

NSU is dedicated to preserving the environment in all our communities, both on land and in the water. President Hanbury joins faculty members in demonstrating coral restoration and rehabilitation techniques. Small pieces removed from the reef will grow on their own for transplanting back to the reef in a year.

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