What is Round Up for FSU?
Round Up for FSU is a philanthropic initiative. Round Up for FSU was launched by Florida State University's Office of Business Services in July 2016 and partnered with the Student Government Association in August 2019. Round Up for FSU allows customers at specific campus retail locations to "Round Up" purchases to the nearest quarter (25¢). The difference is automatically donated to the FSU Food For Thought Student Food Pantry. Rounding Up is conducted voluntarily and only applies to point-of-sale purchases made with a credit/debit card or cash*.
*All Seminole Dining locations are cashless. However, the FSU Bookstore, Bill's Bookstore, and Seminole Sportshop accept cash.
Where can you Round Up for FSU?
How can you Round Up for FSU?
Upon checkout at specific campus retail locations, customers will be given the choice to Round Up their purchase to the nearest quarter (25¢). If the patron chooses to do so, their purchase will be Rounded Up to the nearest 25¢. Once the new amount is paid for and the transaction is complete, the difference will be automatically donated to the Food For Thought Food Pantry.
Who benefits, and why is FSU undertaking Round Up for FSU?
Food insecurity is an issue on college campuses nationwide. According to the Hunger in America 2014 National Report, 31% of food-insecure individuals had to choose between food and educational expenses (e.g., tuition, books and supplies, rent). Through Round Up for FSU, the University is working to alleviate hunger on campus. The money from Round Up for FSU helps the Food For Thought Food Pantry keep items stocked throughout the year.