Florida A&M University (FAMU) is one of the nation's top public national research universities. FAMU prepares students for gainful employment and successful lives as productive and civically engaged citizens with prosperous careers. FAMU is dedicated to providing the highest quality education that focuses on all aspects of a student’s development for success in life and work, as well as creating a positive economic impact on the region.
With its continued pursuit of excellence, FAMU relies on strong support from the state legislature. To keep FAMU at that forefront, Rattler Impact was founded in 2012.
Rattler Impact brings together alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends of Florida A&M University to ensure the university receives the resources necessary to continue to provide innovative and student-centered education. Rattler Impact seeks to strengthen support for FAMU and public higher education in Florida by linking the campus to elected officials and expanding the positive awareness of FAMU in Tallahassee, FL and the Legislature.
Because term limits bring new elected officials to the Legislature every other session, educating legislators regarding the impact of their funding and policy decisions on FAMU’s future is more important than ever!
Rattler Impact trains advocates to speak to elected officials about the importance of state support for public higher education.
Your Role As An Rattler Impact Member
Rattler Impact offers easy, direct tools for advocates to contact elected officials and directly tell them about the FAMU effect. Rattler Impact members are also educated on current issues and legislation likely to affect FAMU in the year ahead.
Rattler Impact members make a difference by advocating on behalf of FAMU to ensure our issues are recognized and supported by the Governor and State Legislature. Advocates’ primary functions are to positively engage state legislators and advocate for FAMU’s approved legislative priorities to garner their support. Rattler Impact member engagement is critical to FAMU’s future and success due to our heavy reliance of state funding.
A key component to mobilizing a united voice in the FAMU community is the use of “Action Alerts”. “Action Alerts” are emailed to Rattler Impact members to ask them to communicate with elected officials by email, phone, letter or social media at strategic times and when key issues arise throughout the year. The goal of the Action Alerts is to get elected officials to understand how their decisions impact Florida A&M University, the lives of its students/faculty/alumni, and Florida’s economic growth.
Your can help, too. Here's how:
This website is designed to give you the information and tools you need to support Florida A&M University. We invite you to learn about our legislative agenda and how to engage your Representative and Senator.
The role of Rattler Impact is particularly important now to help move Florida A&M University forward. We need the voices of the all our alumni, students, faculty/staff, parents, and friends to sustain our University. You can help by becoming a member of Rattler Impact today. Registration is FREE.