A new program at Florida State is recognizing students who excel in *and* outside of the classroom.
The Garnet and Gold Society was launched by President Eric Barron to encourage students to be well rounded. They must meet criteria in areas such as leadership, internships and service. Students applying for the spots say they hope it gives them a leg up after graduation.
"Academics isn't the entire world. A university is set up to help students develop as individuals, and groups, and beyond college, so getting involved and doing different programs like this will help a student excel outside of campus and also as an individual," says Lizzie Dement, a senior applying for the society.
There is no limit yet on how many students will be accepted into the society.