Vires, Artes, and Mores Awards


Each Spring semester, we recognize three outstanding student leaders who are not members of Garnet and Gold Key. The Vires, Artes, and Mores Awards pay homage to Florida State University’s three torches and values. Though each recipient is paired with a torch, they should reflect the highest ideals of all three torches. Leadership is the tool of progress and the results of growth, the path to honor, and the universal virtue of noble actions.

Signifies strength of all kinds, moral, physical and intellectual. The ability to allow yourself to be suspect to knowledge, with full intention of providing a curious and inquisitive nature to others.

Alludes to the beauty of intellectual pursuits as exemplified in skill, craft, or art. Humility made visible. Truly, it is through our service to others that we discover ourselves.

Character, custom or tradition. Love is the burning spark that ignites the torches of leadership, scholarship, and service, and propels the success of Seminoles everywhere.

The 2023 Vires, Artes, and Mores Award recipients will be selected in Spring 2023