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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

Middle Georgia Fisk Alumni Association Set To Host Information Session For Georgia High School Students

he Middle Georgia Fisk Alumni Association will be hosting a recruitment session at the Douglas Theater in Macon, GA on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 5pm.

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Dr. Carlton Maxwell '02 Delivers 2016 Commencement Address at University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy

Dr. Carleton B. Maxwell, a 2002 Fisk alumnus was the commencement speaker at the University of Tennessee’s College of Pharmacy graduation.

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We Invite You to Show Your Support for Fisk by Making a Generous Gift to the Fisk Fund by June 30th

As we continue to celebrate 150 years of academic excellence and achievement, we are thankful for the gifts received from all of our thoughtful donors. 

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