The Faculty Student Association exists to help fund the educational needs of the campus community.
The FSA oversees the campus food service, bookstore, domestic health insurance, snack and vending operations and the barber shop. The association's operating surplus is used, in part, to fund student and faculty activities and purchases to help supplement the college's budget. The FSA annually supports student clubs, student and campus events, athletic programs, the Stephen B. Luce Library, scholarships, and faculty academic enrichment and professional development.
The FSA awards scholarships to help students pay for summer sea term and study abroad opportunities as well.
Recently, the FSA has helped to:
Send student members of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers to the organization's Maritime Convention in Houston
Replace the scoreboard on the baseball field
Update equipment in the college's liquid-cargo simulator
Install the college's state-of-the-art engine-room simulator