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Fisk University

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. 

Fisk is moving forward.  Join us!


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The Big Payback

Home Depot Retool School - 1

Home Depot Retool School - 2

Home Depot Retool School - Fisk


Mandatory Senior Class Commencement Rehearsal 2

Time: Friday, May 1st, 2015, 3:00 - 5:00 pm
Location: Temple Church, 3810 Kings Lane, Nashville, TN 37218

Mandatory Senior Class Commencement Rehearsal 1

Time: Thursday, April 30th 2015, 3:00 - 5:00 pm,
Location: Fisk University Chapel

President Announces Tuition Freeze & CFO Appointment

Dr. H. James Williams made two important announcements:Undergraduate tuition will be frozen at the 2015-2016 level. Appointment of Sydney Rose Leo, as Vice President for Finance & Administration/Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective May 1.

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  1. Midday Impact Bible Study

    Bible Study at midday
  2. Music on the Lawn

    Music for students to get announcements and programs during the entire year
  3. Music on the Lawn

    Music for students to get announcements and programs during the entire year
  4. Music on the Lawn

    Music for students to get announcements and programs during the entire year
  5. M.A.D.E Fitness Zumba

    The purpose of this event is to expand the fitness horizons for Fisk students.

Fisk University My Career Skill continuing education certificate program