WELCOME TO THE MTSUNIVERSE
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 theater program. Browse on-campus student art and photography exhibits in Todd Art Gallery and Baldwin Photographic Gallery.
Recent guest speakers have included rapper-actor David Banner, RGB co-director Julie Cohen, attorney F. Lee Bailey, Just Mercy author Bryan Stevenson, and travel guru Rick Steves.
Dunkin’ Donuts and Steak ‘n Shake are food options at the Student Union Building, and you’ll also find the Blue Raider Grill, Dippers, Panda Express, Happy Tomato, and P.O.D. (Provisions on Demand). McCallie Dining Hall and RaiderZone (James Union Building) offer full-service dining. The KUC Grill includes 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, racquetball, and more. 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. Nearly 2,200 first-time students participated in Connection Point during Fall 2018, attending at least one event. More than 1,600 first-time students participated in multiple of the 22 Connection Point events. During 2013–18, the program has engaged 12,900 first-time students in the fall semesters and 8,468 freshmen in the spring. MTSU students collected Connection Point buttons at 17 different activities in Spring 2019, with prize giveaways at several events.