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    Middle Tennessee State University
   
 
  Oct 23, 2017
 
 
    
2016-17 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Campus Life



Athletics

The MTSU Athletics program strives for excellence in the development of its student-athletes and the quality of its 17 sports teams. The program supports the academic, athletic, and social education of its student-athletes by encouraging them to develop the values of respect for themselves and others and to take pride in achievement and making positive contributions to the communities in which they live.

MTSU is committed to quality athletic programs that bring the campus community together and promote a sense of pride and tradition in academic and athletic excellence. Athletics also brings the University regional and national recognition and provides a link between the University and its alumni and the community at large. It helps generate alumni and public support for all aspects of the University. The athletics program provides quality faculty and leadership to campus programs. It gives students, faculty, and alumni opportunities for innovative public service activities such as the “Reading Raider” program, which has partnered with area elementary schools to promote student reading skills. It uses athletic, financial, and Housing and Residential Life physical resources to maintain and develop athletic programs to accomplish the mission of the University.

The University is a member of Conference USA and the National Collegiate Athletic Association, competing in NCAA Division I in all sports. MTSU is represented annually in baseball, basketball, cross-country, football, golf, tennis, indoor track, and outdoor track for men and by basketball, cross-country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, indoor track, outdoor track, and volleyball for women.

Both full-time and part-time students are admitted to all home football, basketball, and baseball games by presenting their valid ID cards at the gate. Athletic events in other sports require no admission and are open to the public and campus community. The ticket office is located at Floyd Stadium Gate 1A. Ticket information can be obtained by phoning (615) 898-2103 or 1-888-YES-MTSU or visiting GoBlueRaiders.com!

MTSU’s Title IX coordinator is Carol Clark, (615) 898-5133.

Information Technology

The MTSU Information; Technology Division (ITD) supports computing and information technology resources of the University. ITD manages the campus network and MTSU’s primary academic and administrative computing systems; provides telecommunication services for the campus; promotes and supports instructional technology, including faculty consultation and training and maintenance support for all campus technology-based classrooms; provides technical support and training for the use of computer hardware and software; provides a 7 day a week (hours vary daily) Information Technology help desk when classes are in session; supports MTSU’s primary administrative applications including RaiderNet, PipelineMT, and the data warehouse; and administers the STA (Student Technology Assistant) program, the campus ID system, and the MTSU website. 

All MTSU students, staff, and faculty are provided with an account that provides access to on-campus information technology resources as well as state, regional, national, and international networks. Students may activate their account at www.mtsu.edu/pipelinemt by clicking on the new user’s link. The account will be ready to use within ten (10) minutes. Faculty and staff accounts are automatically created after job data has been entered into Banner Administrative system. Documentation is sent to the department of the faculty or staff members with login information. Faculty and staff can reset their passwords by going to www.mtsu.edu/changpw and choosing the appropriate link. Additional information regarding faculty, staff, and class accounts can be found at www.mtsu.edu/itd/facstaff_accounts_itd.php.  For access to forms to create an organizational or retirement email account visit www.mtsu.edu/forms_emp_alpha.php and look for email.

Parking and Transportation Services

The Parking and Transportation Services Office issues parking permits and enforces parking regulations for the MTSU community.

All students (including part-time, full-time, graduate students, night students, etc.), administrators, faculty, and staff (whether full- or part-time) intending to park a vehicle on campus must obtain a permit through Parking and Transportation Services and place the permit on or in the vehicle being operated on campus. Each individual is responsible for violations received by any vehicle bearing his/her parking permit.

Police Department

The MTSU Police Department maintains 24-hour coverage with police patrol and communications operators and is responsible for the safety and protection of the MTSU community. Services provided include law enforcement, communication of emergency services, building security, escorts, and general assistance to students.

College and University Security Information Act

Pursuant to the provisions of the “College and University Security Information Act,” Public Chapter No. 317, enacted by the 1989 General Assembly, Middle Tennessee State University makes available crime rates and statistics as well as security policies and procedures to interested parties. Persons wishing to review or receive a copy of this information, may contact the Police Department, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN 37132, (615) 898-2424.

Information to help avoid becoming a victim of crimes such as theft and sexual assault is available in the MTSU Student Handbook and the Police Department Orientation calendar or online at http://police.mtsu.edu.

Religious Opportunities

The Philosophy Department offers courses for academic credit in religious studies. In addition, every MTSU student is encouraged to attend worship services of his/her choice. The University seeks neither to promote nor to exclude any creed. Several campus ministries are located in facilities that border the campus.