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A college education is more than an accumulation of course credits. You won’t be spending all your time at MTSU in a classroom. Choose a club, team, or activity and get involved!
With more than 300 student organizations, there’s something for everyone. The Center for Student Involvement and Leadership can help you get started. Stop by Student Union room 330 to get ideas about opportunities on and off campus, or visit www.mtsu.edu/involve/.
MTSU’s marching band, the Band of Blue, presents original halftime shows at home football games. Men’s and women’s home basketball games at MTSU wouldn’t be the same without the Pep Band. And MTSU’s Dance Team is rated among the nation’s best.
The Flying Raiders, a competition flight squad, competes in National Intercollegiate Flying Association air meets.
Tune in to WMTS 88.3, MTSU’s student-run radio. Check out MTTV, the student-run television station. Sidelines, a student-run, editorially independent newspaper, knows how to cause a stir from time to time.
In collaboration with the Nashville Film Festival, MTSU holds a Student Film Festival each spring to showcase up-and-coming student filmmakers.
MTSU’s Textiles, Merchandising, and Design program presents an annual spring fashion show organized and produced by the Fashion Promotion class.
See student performances including Broadway plays at Tucker Theatre. Enjoy symphony, jazz, and choral concerts from the School of Music. Take in a performance by MTSU’s fast-growing dance theatre program. Browse on-campus student art and photography exhibits in Todd Art Gallery and Baldwin Photographic Gallery.
Recent guest speakers have included Breaking Bad star RJ Mitte and Grammy-winning songwriter/producer (and MTSU alum) Torrance Esmond.
Dunkin’ Donuts and Popeyes are food options at the Student Union Building, and you’ll also find the Blue Raider Grill, Tortilla Fresca, Panda Express, Happy Tomato, and P.O.D. (Provisions on Demand). McCallie Dining Hall and RaiderZone (James Union Bldg.) offer full-service dining. The KUC Grill offers quick service and great food, featuring Pizza Hut, Subway, Chick-Fil-A, Asian Express, and Brewed Awakenings. At Cyber Café, you can get Internet access and enjoy Subway sandwiches and other foods.
Sport clubs affiliated with Campus Recreation have been successful in regional and national competition. There’s wrestling, paintball, masters swimming, and racquetball. Opportunities range from Gaelic hurling to bass fishing. Get in the competition!
Visit the Health, Wellness, and Recreation Center. Shoot hoops, play ping-pong, or enjoy the pool. The weight room is the largest in the area. A cardio room includes five Precor ellipticals outfitted with the ReRev system so you can produce energy while you are working out. The climbing wall in the Rec Center is open almost every evening.
Participate in outdoors off-campus recreation from white-water rafting and kayaking to canoeing, rock climbing or caving, hiking or backpacking. Affordable spring break trips to places like the Caribbean include lodging, meals, and airfare.
Connection Point aims to connect students to the University through extracurricular involvement with the goal of improving retention and graduation. Almost 2,100 first-time students participated in Connection Point during fall 2015, attending at least one event. More than 1,300 first-time students participated in three or more of the 25 Connection Point events. During 2013–15, the program has engaged 6,197 first-time students in the fall semesters and 7,361 freshmen in the spring. MTSU students collected Connection Point buttons at 17 different activities in spring 2016, with prize giveaways at several events.