Policies and Procedures


This manual has been developed to provide documented instructions on operating policies and procedures for Florida Memorial University (FMU). The policies and procedures contained herein have been approved by FMU and are intended to serve as a reference in making decisions involving the management and operation of FMU.
The policies and procedures set forth in this FMU policy manual provide guidelines for employees (Faculty and Staff) of the university during employment, but do not create contractual rights regarding termination or otherwise. As a result, the policy manual does not in and of itself create any legal obligation.
In the absence of a written contract of employment signed by the President or his/her designee, employees are employees at will. Faculty members normally will receive written letters of appointment. It is the letter of appointment that creates and expresses any contractual obligation between the faculty member and FMU; the policy manual itself does not create a contract.
The information provided in this manual may be changed by FMU from time to time and without prior notice. However, new policies and changes to existing polices will be communicated. Please always consult this website for the most current official policy and procedure.

About the University

Florida Memorial University is a private, coeducational, historically Black University related to Baptist Churches and traditions. The University has its origins in the Florida Baptist Institute, founded in 1879 in Live Oak, Florida, and in the Florida Baptist Academy, founded in 1892 in Jacksonville, Florida. These two institutions merged in 1941 to form the Florida Normal and Industrial Memorial Institute in St. Augustine, Florida. The institution became a four-year college in 1945. Following several name changes, the name Florida Memorial College was adopted in 1963. The institution moved to its present South Florida location in 1968 and is located in the City of Miami Gardens. In December 2004, the institution’s charter was amended, and the name Florida Memorial University was adopted. The mission of Florida Memorial University is to instill in students the importance of becoming global citizens through life-long  learning, leadership, character, and service which will enhance their lives and the lives of others. The University draws students primarily from Miami-Dade and Broward Counties in Florida, but also from the Caribbean islands, and throughout the state of Florida and the United States. The student body consists primarily of traditional students, the overwhelming majority of whom are first-generation college students.
Florida Memorial University has regional accreditation by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of College and Schools,