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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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Fisk offers an exceptional curriculum and dynamic learning and mentoring experiences.

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9 out of 10 Fisk students receive financial aid and scholarships that make their education possible. Every dollar from every donor makes a real difference in the lives of current students.

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The Big Payback

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Registration Opens for 2015 Maymester, Summer, and Fall Terms on March 16th!

Maymester 2015 | May 3 - 31, 2015
Summer 2015 | May 31 - July 8, 2015
Fall 2015 | Current students are required to enroll
Courses are attached

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2015 Retool Your School

Today, we are in 1st place in our cluster for online votes and 3rd place for social media.

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University Closed - Due to Inclement Weather(02.18.15)

Due to inclement weather Fisk University will be closed February 18, 2015. (All classes canceled)

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  1. Music on the Lawn

    Music for students to get announcements and programs during the entire year
  2. Talented Tenth Ledearship Development Series

    This event will have speakers and workshops to discuss information around male issues on campus.
  3. Ladies of RAGE practice time

    Ladies of RAGE practices
  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