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General Information
1000 17th Ave North
Nashville , Tennessee 37208-4501

Disability Resource Office

Provost's Office
DuBois Hall, First Floor
1000 17th Ave North
Nashville, 37208-4501
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About Fisk University

Fisk University, located in Nashville, Tennessee, is a notable private not-for-profit institution that has been providing quality education for over 150 years. With its rich historical background, vibrant campus atmosphere, and commitment to academic excellence, Fisk University stands as a beacon of higher education in the heart of Nashville.

Established in 1866, Fisk University holds the distinction of being one of the oldest historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in the United States. Founded just after the Civil War, the university played a crucial role in providing educational opportunities for newly freed African Americans. From its inception, Fisk University has been dedicated to fostering a diverse and inclusive learning environment, deeply rooted in African American culture and heritage.

Located in the vibrant city of Nashville, Fisk University offers its students a rich cultural experience. Nicknamed the “Music City,” Nashville is renowned for its thriving music scene, particularly in the genres of country, rock, and blues. This cultural backdrop creates a unique atmosphere for Fisk University students, with countless opportunities to explore and immerse themselves in the city’s rich musical heritage.

The campus itself embodies the university’s commitment to academic excellence and cultural appreciation. Fisk University is home to several historically significant buildings, including the renowned Jubilee Hall, a National Historic Landmark and the oldest permanent building in the country dedicated to higher education for African Americans. Jubilee Hall serves as a testament to the university’s enduring legacy and dedication to providing a quality education.

Academically, Fisk University offers a range of undergraduate and graduate programs across various disciplines. The university prides itself on its small class sizes, ensuring personalized attention and fostering meaningful student-faculty interactions. Fisk University is renowned for its strong programs in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, making it an ideal choice for students seeking a well-rounded education.

Additionally, Fisk University has established several notable partnerships and collaborations with prestigious institutions, including Vanderbilt University, which further enhances educational opportunities for its students. These partnerships not only provide access to expanded resources but also foster a collaborative environment that encourages interdisciplinary learning and research.

Beyond academics, Fisk University is committed to nurturing students’ personal development and promoting social consciousness. The university actively encourages community engagement and offers a range of extracurricular activities, clubs, and organizations for students to get involved in. By providing these opportunities, Fisk University supports students in discovering their passions, developing leadership skills, and actively contributing to society.

In conclusion, Fisk University stands as a historically significant institution with a longstanding commitment to academic excellence and cultural appreciation. It continues to provide a transformative educational experience for its diverse student body. Located in the vibrant city of Nashville, Fisk University offers a unique combination of academic rigor, cultural immersion, and community engagement, making it an exceptional choice for those seeking a holistic and enriching educational experience.

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Disability Accommodations

Services Provided

      • Notetaking Assistance
      • Exam Accomodations
      • Alternate Learning Material Formats (e-text, large print, etc.)
      • Scribe Services
      • Qualified Readers
      • Assistive technologies (screen readers, voice input, etc.)
      • Qualified Sign Language Interpreters
      • Text-Based Accommodations (CART or C-Print)

      Services Provided

          • Degree Curriculum Substitutions
          • Priority Enrollment
          • Reduced courseload
          • Medical leave
          • Residence Hall Accommodations

          Campus Accessibility

          Accessible Level

              • Student Health Services
              • Mental Health Support Services
              • The library(ies)
              • Institution Online Platforms
              • Recreational and Athletic Facilities
              • Student Community Center and Other Common Gathering Areas
              • Primary Educational Facilities Used for Classes
              • Entertainment and Event Facilities
              • On-Campus Transit
              • Close Off-Campus Transit
              • Student Housing
              • Essential Administrative Offices (financial aid, registration, students services, career counseling, etc.)

              Services Provided

                  • Dietary Meal Plan Accommodations
                  • Service and Emotional Support Animals
                  • Study Abroad Program Accommodations
                  • Internship, Externship, Field Placement, or other For-Credit, Off-Campus Work Experience Accommodations