Committed to serving the South Florida community and beyond



At Nova Southeastern University we strive to go beyond our primary mission of providing the most contemporary school and university curricula, by reaching out to the community by providing diverse services, clinical programs, community-based research, events and initiatives.

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Awards and Recognition

  • Ranked third nationally among all private colleges in the percentage of federal work-study dollars we devote to community service, according to researchers at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism.
  • Awarded the prestigious Community Engaged designation by the Carnegie Foundation in the categories of, "Curricular Engagement" and "Outreach and Partnerships,” January 2010.
  • Rated as one of the top 20 Colleges Nationwide Committed to Community Service, July 2011 by BestCollegesOnline.

Community Outreach

Nova Southeastern University goes beyond its primary mission of providing school and university curricula. Community is one of Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) eight Core Values. We are an internal community of faculty, staff, students and alumni who engage with the university’s external community through diverse services, clinical programs and community based research and resources. Our outreach extends into professional, intellectual, and geographical domains that both support and are the focus of our educational mission. In fact, NSU has been recognized nationally for its commitment to the community.

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NSU Libraries

Alvin Sherman Library, Research and Information Technology Center

Alvin Sherman Library
serves the residents of Broward County as well as NSU students and faculty and staff members

Health Professions
serves the research needs of Health Professions Division students

serves the research needs of NSU's law students

Ocean Sciences
serves the needs of master's and doctoral students in oceanography


Through a unique agreement with Broward County, NSU’s Alvin Sherman Library, Research, and Information Technology Center serves the residents of Broward County as well as the university’s students, faculty, and staff members. This means the community at large can enjoy the resources and services this spectacular venue has to offer. NSU is also home to three additional libraries that serve students, faculty and staff in the areas of health professions, law and oceanography.

NSU Libraries

Schedule Appointment

Doctors with patient at the clinic

Trust your health care to those who teach it.
Call us today at (954) NSU-CARE (678-2273).

Mon-Fri 8:00am-5:00pm
Saturday 8:00am-2:00pm

Health Care Centers

NSU has health care centers in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties offering medical, dental, optometric, physical therapy and psychological services to thousands of South Florida residents. We also provide community outreach programs in the form of free health care education and assessments for vision, medical, speech, and behavior health. The services are offered by our nationally recognized faculty from our 10 health care colleges and programs.

As the health care providers for a diverse and growing segment of the South Florida population, we are proud of our reputation for university-level health care and remain committed to our goal of enhancing the health and well-being of the communities we serve.

For more details on our services and to schedule an appointment, visit:

Health Care Centers


Rose and Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center

The Rose and Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center is part of the Alvin Sherman Library, Research, and Information Technology Center on the Nova Southeastern University campus. This exceptional, 498-seat auditorium is equipped with state-of-the-art lighting and acoustics. The Performing Arts Center enhances both the academic experience at NSU, as well as the cultural life of the community at large, through its academic seminars and arts programming.

The Broward Center for the Performing Arts, as managing partner of the theater, provides additional cultural programming opportunities for Broward County residents, University students and faculty members. Many quality productions have already taken place at the Rose and Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center, and through the Center’s rental program, yours can be one of them.

For event and ticket information visit:

Rose and Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center


Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale

NSU’s Museum of Art │ Fort Lauderdale (MoAFL) provides a new component of the university’s arts curriculum while offering the best in visual-arts exhibits and educational programing to South Florida. Located in downtown Fort Lauderdale, the MoAFL is a leader and vital cultural educator, stimulating dialogue about the meaning and significance of visual art. The MoAFL underscores its exhibition calendar with educational programming and classes throughout the year. With the theme set by exhibitions, visitor interpretation may take many forms: lectures, gallery talks, storytelling, docent-led tours, hands-on visitor activities, book signings, studio art classes and performances.

A significant and delightful addition to the MoAFL lobby is Broward County’s own branch of Miami’s famous Books & Books. both local residents and tourists alike can search for the perfect books for weekend, beach or summer reading. The MoAFL has also added splendid café that offers an impressive array of salads, soups, sandwiches and delightful desserts. It’s a wonderfully restful place to enjoy a glass of wine or to indulge in an espresso or cappuccino.

Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale


Don Taft University Center

The 366,000 square-foot Don Taft University Center is a focal point for campus life at NSU and features a 4,500 seat arena, state-of-the-art wellness and fitness center, performing and visual arts wing, food court, and the Flight Deck – NSU’s student lounge. While it is a central hub for NSU students, faculty and staff, the Don Taft University Center also plays host to many events for the South Florida community.

Don Taft University Center

Community Highlights