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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. 

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News

Fisk wins HCASC challenge

Fisk University Wins 25th Anniversary Honda Campus All-Star Challenge National Championship

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Retool Your School

Home Depot’s “Retool Your School” Competition is On!

Please vote, every day, from every device (cell phone, iPad, and computer) in order for Fisk to win the $50,000 award to renovate the visitors’ locker room area, and the women’s and men’s locker rooms in the Henderson A. Johnson Gymnasium.

Final Day!

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2014 Scholars Weekend Schedule

Detailed Schedule of Scholars Weekend
April 3rd - April 5th 2014

Schedule

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Events

  1. Residence Halls- Room Lottery

    Room selection lottery
  2. Evangelism Day

    Will be giving out information about the mount zion college ministry.
  3. Fisk Lecture Series- Leatrice Ellzy, Presenter

    AESP and Enrollment Management Division present Leatrice Ellzy for the evening.
  4. THRUST After School Program

    After-school tutoring for the participants of the THRUST Math and Science Enrichment Program
  5. HCASC Practice

    A room is set aside for members to use for practice, watching documentaries, lectures and etc.

Fisk University My Career Skill continuing education certificate program