May 26, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Campus Life


Athletics

Middle Tennessee State University is an NCAA institution that competes at the highest level of intercollegiate athletics. The University fields teams in 17 men’s and women’s sports. All teams joined a new home in 2013-14 when they began competition in Conference USA. Prior to gaining membership into CUSA, MT spent 13 years in the Sun Belt Conference, where the program won the All-Sports trophy nine times. The Blue Raiders also have finished in the top 100 of the Learfield Director’s Cup five times in the last eight years.

Football - Middle Tennessee plays at the highest level of collegiate football and offers some of the most exciting football in the region while be led by Coach Derek Mason. During its 25-year FBS history, Middle Tennessee has played in 10 bowl games, been bowl-eligible 14 times, won two conference championships and a division title, and picked up the program’s first-ever win over a Top 25 ranked team by defeating Miami, FL on the road in 2022. The Blue Raiders regularly play some of the nation’s best teams at Floyd Stadium (Virginia in 2007, Maryland in 2008, Mississippi State in 2009, Minnesota in 2010, Georgia Tech in 2011, BYU in 2014, Vanderbilt in 2015 and 2017, Duke 2019 and 2024, and Colorado State 2023). The Blue Raiders have won bowl games in two of the last three seasons.

Men’s Basketball - The men’s basketball program is led by Head Coach Nick McDevitt. The Blue Raiders have a highly successful program that has earned at least a share of the conference regular season title seven times in the last 15 years. The Blue Raiders enjoyed a 19-win season in 2022-23 that included a win over No. 25 FAU that made the NCAA Final Four. MT won the CUSA regular season in 2022 and won 26 games. In 2017, MTSU also won CUSA regular season while bringing home tournament titles in 2016 and 2017. MT shocked the world in 2016 by upsetting No. 2-ranked Michigan State in the first round, then in 2017 the Raiders opened the NCAA Tournament with an upset of Minnesota.

Women’s Basketball - The women’s basketball team is led by the program’s all-time winningest coach, Rick Insell. Insell has led the Blue Raiders to 12 NCAA Tournament appearances in 17 years. The highly successful program won seven of the last nine Sun Belt titles, then captured the Conference USA regular season and tournament titles in 2013-14, 2015-16, 2020-21 and again in 2023-24. The program, which won its 900th game in 2018-making it one of the winningest in NCAA history-hosted No. 4 Tennessee in 2013 as a crowd of 11,227 enjoyed the near-upset by the Blue Raiders. The women’s team owns recent wins against No. 8 Georgia, No. 8 LSU, No. 6 Kentucky, No. 18 Louisville and Tennessee.

Baseball - The Blue Raider baseball program, led by Coach Jerry Meyers, plays in one of the finest facilities in the nation and has made numerous appearances in the NCAA Tournament. MTSU won the 2009 Sun Belt Conference regular season and tournament titles and hosted the SBC Tournament in 2010. In 2014, the Raiders picked up a series win over 10th-ranked Rice and advanced to the semifinals of the CUSA Tournament. Admission to all regular season home games is free to students upon presentation of a valid MTSU student identification card (Blue ID). Ticket information for non-students may be obtained from the MTSU Ticket Office, 615-898-2103, 1-888-YES-MTSU, or GoBlueRaiders.com.

Student Attendance - Attendance by the student body at Blue Raider sporting events is critical, especially for football games. Students are encouraged to join Blue Zoo, the official student section of MTSU. Please be aware of all game-day promotions by logging onto GoBlueRaiders.com or following along on the department’s social media platforms. In the past 17 years, the Athletic Department has given away white parking passes, book fees, tuition, cars, motorcycles, and much more. Make your plans to join in all the fun this season. Catch all the scores, schedules, and late-breaking news, and listen to the games on one of the top websites in collegiate sports, GoBlueRaiders.com!

For more information: MT Athletics, 615-898-2450.

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/.