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  • Neurodiverse
  • Deaf & Hard of Hearing
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General Information
3500 John A. Merritt Blvd
Nashville , Tennessee 37209-1561

Disability Resource Office

Office of Disability Services
Floyd Payne Campus Center, Room 131
3500 John A. Merritt Blvd
Nashville, TN 37209-1561
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About Tennessee State University

Tennessee State University (TSU) is a public university located in Nashville, Tennessee. With a rich history dating back to 1912, the university has been a cornerstone of higher education in the region, offering a wide range of academic programs and opportunities for students to thrive.

TSU is renowned for its commitment to excellence in education, research, and community engagement. As a public institution, it strives to provide accessible and affordable education to students from diverse backgrounds, helping them achieve their academic and career goals. The university is dedicated to creating a nurturing environment that fosters intellectual growth, cultural awareness, and personal development.

Academically, TSU offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs across various fields of study. With more than 70 bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs, students have a multitude of options to explore their passions and pursue their desired career paths. The university’s colleges and schools encompass areas such as agriculture and environmental sciences, business, education, health sciences, engineering, liberal arts, and more.

TSU boasts a distinguished faculty who are not only accomplished scholars but also passionate educators. These dedicated professors bring their expertise and real-world experience into the classroom, creating dynamic learning environments where students are encouraged to think critically, engage in research, and push the boundaries of knowledge. The university’s commitment to academic excellence is further reflected in its accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

Beyond academics, TSU offers students a vibrant campus life enriched with various extracurricular activities, clubs, and organizations. Students have the opportunity to engage in leadership development, community service, and cultural enrichment through participation in student government, honor societies, performing arts groups, and sports teams. The university’s athletic teams, known as the Tennessee State Tigers, compete in Division I of the NCAA and have a proud history of success.

Situated in the heart of Nashville, TSU benefits from the vibrant energy of Music City. Nashville is renowned as a hub for music, entertainment, and entrepreneurship, providing an exciting backdrop and numerous opportunities for students to engage with the local community. Whether it’s attending live music events, exploring the city’s thriving food scene, or interning and networking with industry professionals, TSU students have access to a range of experiences that contribute to their personal and professional growth.

As a university deeply connected to its community, TSU is committed to service and outreach. It actively collaborates with local organizations, businesses, and government entities to address societal needs and contribute to the region’s development. Through initiatives such as community service projects, internships, and internships, TSU students have the opportunity to make a positive impact and build lasting connections within Nashville and beyond.

In conclusion, Tennessee State University is a leading public institution offering a diverse range of academic programs, a nurturing learning environment, and ample opportunities for personal and professional growth. In the heart of Nashville, TSU provides students with access to a vibrant city known for its music, culture, and opportunity. With a strong commitment to excellence and community engagement, TSU continues to empower future generations of leaders, innovators, and change-makers.

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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