Feb 22, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Campus Life


Athletics

Mission:
The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics serves and represents Middle Tennessee State University and its community, while being committed to providing a first class collegiate experience and competing at the highest level. By promoting institutional pride, generating visibility, enhancing campus life, and serving as a connection with alumni and community. It is devoted to serving the best interests of its student-athletes and employs people and administrative staff who embody the highest standards of professionalism, integrity, ethical behavior, and sportsmanship.

Vision:
Prepare student athletes for success through an unparalleled collegiate experience

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) 898-5261 or visiting GoBlueRaiders.com!

MTSU’s Title IX coordinator is Christy Sigler, (615) 898-2185.

Information Technology

The MTSU Information Technology Division (ITD) supports the university’s information technology resources.

ITD manages the campus network and MTSU’s primary academic and administrative computing systems; provides email, telecommunications, and Wi-Fi service; promotes and supports instructional technology, including faculty consultation and training, and maintenance for all technology-based classrooms; and administers the University’s learning management system Desire2Learn (D2L).

ITD provides technical support and training for computer hardware and software; a seven-day-a-week (hours vary daily) Service Desk (help desk) when classes are in session; supports MTSU’s primary administrative applications, including the student portal, PipelineMT.  ITD administers the Student Technology Assistant (STA) program, the campus Blue ID system, and the MTSU website.

All MTSU students, staff, and faculty are assigned an MTSU user account (login id) that gives them access to IT services. 

A list of ITD’s services can be found at: www.mtsu.edu/itd/.

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.

Religious Opportunities

The Philosophy Department offers a major and minor 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.

University Police Department

University Police is a fully functioning law enforcement agency that is open and operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide police services to the MTSU campus. University Police officers are certified by the State of Tennessee as authorized police officers with full police powers including the authority to respond to criminal complaints and emergencies, investigate crimes, and effect arrests.

University Police has the overall responsibility of helping to maintain the safety and security of the MTSU community; the department is dedicated to creating and preserving a campus which is a safe place to learn and work.

College and University Security Information Act

Pursuant to the provisions of the “College and University Security Information Act,” T.C.A. 49-7-2203, 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 University Police at 1412 East Main Street, Murfreesboro, TN 37132 or by calling (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 University Police calendar or online at www.mtsu.edu/police/.