Because the Florida State University is the most intensely populated campus in the State University System,
the acquisition of additional land is a necessity if the campus is to be physically capable of carrying out its
educational, research, and public service mission. In recognition of this situation, the State Legislature
appropriated funds for the acquisition of land to increase the size and functionality of the FSU main campus.
(See Land Acquisition Zones)
Land is acquired by the State through purchase, trades, and gifts. The process of purchasing
land for the University is described in How FSU Buys
Land. Trades follow a similar process with the significant difference being that relatively little
or no funds change hands. Gifts of land to the State of Florida are generally required to have a title
with verified marketability and must be accepted by the Board of Trustees of the IITF.
The Board of Trustees of the ITTF leases land acquired for use by FSU to the Florida State University
Board of Trustees.