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General Information
4881 Taylor Cir
Collegedale , Tennessee 37315-0370

Disability Resource Office

Disability Support Services
Lynn Wood Hall, Suite 1082
4881 Taylor Cir
Collegedale, TN 37315-0370
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About Southern Adventist University

Southern Adventist University is a prestigious non-profit, private institution nestled in Collegedale, Tennessee. Established in 1892, this esteemed university has been providing a top-quality education to students for over a century. With its strong dedication to both spiritual and academic growth, Southern Adventist University offers a unique and enriching college experience.

Located in the scenic Tennessee Valley, the university is surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty. The charming town of Collegedale serves as a tranquil setting for students to pursue their education. With a population of around 9,000 residents, the town provides a close-knit community atmosphere that fosters a sense of belonging for students. The area offers an ideal balance between the serenity of nature and the convenience of modern amenities.

Southern Adventist University prides itself on its commitment to serving students from diverse backgrounds within its Christian values. As a Seventh-day Adventist institution, the university strives to provide an education that integrates faith, knowledge, and service. This unique approach ensures that students not only receive a comprehensive education but also develop a deep sense of purpose and ethical values.

Academically, Southern Adventist University offers a wide range of programs across various disciplines. With over 50 undergraduate degrees and several graduate programs, students can explore their interests and pursue their passions. The university is organized into schools of business, education, nursing, religion, arts and sciences, and computing. This diverse array of disciplines allows students to find their niche and receive a well-rounded education that prepares them for success in their chosen fields.

The faculty at Southern Adventist University are renowned for their expertise and commitment to student success. Professors not only possess profound knowledge in their respective fields but also strive to create an engaging and supportive learning environment. With small class sizes, students have ample opportunities for individualized attention and mentorship. The faculty’s dedication to academic excellence ensures that students receive the guidance and resources they need to thrive academically.

Beyond the classrooms, Southern Adventist University offers numerous extracurricular activities and opportunities for personal growth. The university has a vibrant campus life with various clubs, organizations, and athletic teams that cater to diverse interests. Students can participate in community service projects, engage in research opportunities, join music ensembles, or compete in intercollegiate sports. These extracurricular activities foster social connections, leadership skills, and personal development, creating a holistic college experience.

Southern Adventist University also prioritizes the overall well-being of its students. The campus boasts state-of-the-art facilities, including modern classrooms, residence halls, a wellness center, and a variety of dining options. These amenities ensure that students live and learn in a comfortable and supportive environment. Additionally, the university provides counseling services, academic support, and spiritual guidance to promote students’ mental, emotional, and spiritual health.

In conclusion, Southern Adventist University offers a distinctive educational experience in the picturesque town of Collegedale, Tennessee. With its rich history and commitment to holistic growth, this non-profit, private university equips students with knowledge, values, and skills that prepare them to make a positive impact in their chosen professions and communities.

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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