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As a leading private, liberal arts university, Fisk University fulfills a crucial role in preparing students to become successful professionals and citizens. Fisk has a rich legacy of producing scholars and leaders.  Among the many Fisk luminaries are W.E.B. DuBois, Ida B. Wells, John Hope Franklin, The Honorable Timothy Donaldson, Nikki Giovanni, Judith Jamison, Johnetta Cole, David Levering Lewis, Kym Whitley, and The Honorable John R. Lewis.

From its founding in 1866, Fisk University students have been catalysts for change locally, nationally and internationally.  The Fisk Jubilee Singers® introduced the world to the musical genre known today as the Negro spiritual.  W.E.B. DuBois and Ida B. Wells were early leaders of the quest for human rights. Fisk students Diane Nash and John Lewis were leaders of the civil rights movement that changed Nashville.

Fisk is an iconic institution steeped in tradition and history, yet dynamic and contemporary to meet the challenges of the 21st century.  As Julian Williams, “Mr. Fisk, 2013-2014,” stated:  “Fisk is small enough to know your name and large enough to meet your needs.”

Explore our website and learn more about our outstanding academic programs and faculty.  Visit our beautiful campus and learn why Fisk is a Tennessee treasure and a national landmark. 

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News

Increased Enrollment For Third ConsecutiveYear

In a challenging and changing national student recruitment landscape, Fisk University has posted a third consecutive year of increased enrollment, according to preliminary fall 2014 figures.

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Jazzy 88 WFSK Begins 2014 Fall Fund Drive with 9th Annual 48-hour Radiothon

NASHVILLE, Tenn., September 29, 2014– JAZZY 88 WFSK, Fisk University’s non-profit radio station will hold its Fall Fund Drive on October 3- 5, 2014, with an annual fundraising goal of $88,100.

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American Red Cross | Blood Drive

October 01, 2014
10am-2pm
Spence Hall Multipurpose Room

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Events

  1. General Chemistry Tutoring

    A tutoring for general chemistry to prepare for upcoming test and presentations.
  2. Music on the Lawn

    Music for students to get announcements and programs during the entire year
  3. Fisk Memorial Chapel Choir rehearsal

    The musicians for the choirs will practice with atleast one singer.
  4. GO! Meetings

    GO! meeting and workshops for events.
  5. Boo Grams

    This fundraiser will allow students to buy 'Boo Grams' to send them to people.
  6. Basketball team practice schedule

    The basketball teams practices.

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