Student Life

University Services

Spiritual Life

Trevecca places special emphasis on spiritual formation. The general education core curriculum consists of three specific courses in religion that seek to enhance the student's understanding of the Bible, the Christian faith, and the Christian life and service. Classes of all disciplines are regularly opened with prayer.

Chapels are held throughout the semester in three different venues. Every Tuesday and Thursday (9:30 AM), Koinonia is an experience of worship and fellowship featuring a variety of speakers and programs. Every Wednesday (10:00 AM), Kerygma is an experience of worship in which scripture is read and communion is offered. On five Monday evenings (6:30 PM) each semester, Didache is an experience of spiritual deepening and discipleship. Both fall and spring semesters, a week is especially set aside for spiritual deepening in which five special services are held. A special Homecoming chapel is also held on Friday of Homecoming week in the fall. Attendance requirements are outlined in the Student Handbook. The campus community is particularly challenged to mature in their walk with God each fall and spring semester during Spiritual Deepening Week followed by a 40-day period of reflection and growth. A prayer chapel for private meditation and small group prayer meetings is available in many of the residence halls. In addition, special prayer emphases for the campus community are provided both semesters. Accountability groups (MERGE) for both residential and non-residential students are offered for student participation. Other opportunities, such as the guided prayer walk experiences and spiritual retreats, are provided for the deepening of the walk with God and other Christians. For spiritual counseling, the members of the Office of the Chaplain maintain regular office hours.

Through student government, Campus Ministries coordinates student-led spiritual life activities on campus and offers opportunities for involvement in ministry through the planning of student chapels, as well as numerous outreach opportunities in various areas of service throughout Middle Tennessee and the southeast region. In addition, opportunities for ministry through TAG (Trevecca Around the Globe) Teams minister both inside and out of North America during fall and spring breaks as well as the summer months.

All students are strongly encouraged to become actively involved in a local church while they are enrolled at Trevecca.

Academic Advising

Students are assigned to academic advisors according to their choice of field of study. Advisors are assigned according to the policies of the school or department which houses the student's chosen major and may be changed by contacting the appropriate school or department office and the Office of Academic Records.

Food Services

The cafeteria is located in the Jernigan Student Center and is catered by Pioneer College Caterers, Inc. The food service director and his staff work to provide wholesome menus. A food committee meets with the food service director periodically to discuss ways and means of improving the food services. All resident students are required to participate in the boarding plan which offers unlimited access to the cafeteria and continuous food service during the hours of operation. The cafeteria is open from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM Monday through Friday. Weekend hours are specified in the Student Handbook. Students can enter the cafeteria anytime during the hours of operation for meals or snacks. Students must present their student ID each time they enter the cafeteria. During registration a snack shop credit can be purchased in conjunction with the meal plan. For an additional $40 above the regular meal plan charge, students can receive a $50 credit line in the Hub or Cube. Additional credit can be purchased in $25.00 blocks entitling them to a $27.50 value (10% discount).

The Hub, a snack shop/food court, is located on the lower level of the Jernigan Student Center and provides students with a wide selection of foods and snacks. Made-to-order subs, cookies and muffins, gourmet coffees, plus a full line of grilled to order items are among the choices available. In addition to Starbucks, the drink selection includes bottled juices, smoothies, and soft drinks. Hours of operation are specified in the Student Handbook.

The Cube is located in the Boone Business Building. The menu includes subs, wraps, and panini style sandwiches. Beverages include Starbucks coffee and various Pepsi products. Hours of operation are specified in the Student Handbook.


All non-married students under the age of 23 at the time of registration who are enrolled for six or more hours per semester and do not live at home are required to live in University residence halls and participate in the board plan. Any exceptions are granted by special permission by the associate provost and dean of student development and the Student Life Council.

The associate dean of student development for residential life exercises general supervision over all of the residence halls. In addition, there are resident directors and resident assistants in each residence hall. Residence hall councils are organized to assist in providing a pleasant atmosphere in the residence halls. Residence hall policies are stated in the Student Handbook.

Trevecca offers apartments for rent on campus for married students and other personnel. The majority are one- and two-bedroom unfurnished apartments in the University Terrace Apartments. The accounting assistant, who is located in the accounting office, can give more specific details regarding the amount of rent, availability, and regulations.

Health Services

The Clinic, located on the ground floor of Georgia Hall, provides the free services of a registered nurse from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Monday through Friday. The campus physician may be seen by appointment Monday through Friday. For medical assistance, students should contact the clinic during office hours and resident directors at other times. Students may bring any injectable medications prescribed by private physicians with instructions for administration to the clinic. Clinic services are available to undergraduate students, their families (children and spouses), faculty and staff. Payment is expected at the time of service. The clinic will assist in securing referrals with private physicians for the University community.

Information Technology Services

Information Technology Services (ITS) is located on the lower level of the Adams Administration Building. ITS provides computer, printer, network, and telecommunications support for our campus community.

Acceptable Use Policies:

The Acceptable Use Policies are located at By using the technology provided by Trevecca Nazarene University, you agree to abide by the Acceptable Use Policies. Please read the Acceptable Use Policies in their entirety to ensure that you understand all the terms and conditions contained therein:

Any violation of these or other University policies may result in disciplinary action, including the termination of your network, e-mail, and/or internet access.

For more information about the services provided by the ITS Department, visit and click the New Student Information link or any other link that may be more specific to your interest.

For assistance, please contact the ITS HelpDesk: or 615-248-1223.

Mail Services

Mail Service is located on the first floor of the Jernigan Student Center. All residential traditional undergraduate students are assigned a mail box in the Mail Services area upon registration. Each student is responsible for securing his or her mailbox combination from the Mail Services office. The Mail Services window is open from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday, and is closed on Saturdays and Sundays. Students receiving certified or registered mail and/or packages will be notified by a form placed in their mailbox. Certified or registered mail and/or packages can be picked up at the Mail Services office with this notification form and valid ID (driver's license or Trevecca student ID). Please do not mail cash to students.

Students should have all mail sent to them at their student address listed as follows:

Name _________________________
Trevecca Nazarene University, TNU Box ___
333 Murfreesboro Road
Nashville, TN 37210-2877


Waggoner Library houses the latest research technology including full text books and journals searchable from databases, electronic reference tools, and internet access. The library web site is available from all campus network connections 24/7 at Circulation policies, frequently asked questions, library hours, and more are posted on the web site.

Located near the center of campus and open seven days a week, the library is also a great place to study. Group study rooms provide a perfect place to collaborate on projects. Waggoner Library's collections consist of print and electronic books, print and full text electronic journals, videos, DVD's, and music CD's, as well as Trevecca and Nazarene church history. All electronic resources can be accessed off campus with proper authorization.


The Trevecca Bookstore is located on the first floor of the Jernigan Student Center. The normal hours of operation are Monday through Thursday, 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM, Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, and Saturday 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Summer hours will remain Monday through Friday from 9:00AM to 5:00 PM.  The store sells all required and recommended textbooks and supplies as well as renting a majority of undergraduate textbooks. Also available for purchase are general school/office supplies, snacks, Trevecca logo clothing, greeting cards, giftware, some electronics, and health and beauty items. Purchases may be made by cash, check, or credit card (Visa or MasterCard). Textbooks and school supplies may be purchased in the bookstore via student account charging or any other acceptable method of payment.

Policies for book refunds are determined by the book store manager, are outlined specifically in the Student Handbook, and vary for new, used, and rental books. There will be no refunds after the drop/add period. Summer and mini-term refunds are available only during the first two days of the term, and no refunds are available for post-baccalaureate summer courses.  The bookstore website is

Center for Leadership, Calling, and Service

Academic Services

The Academic Services personnel provide a wide range of academic support for students:

Career Services

Career Services are provided by the Sophomore, Junior, and Senior Year Experiences as it relates to the progressive nature of preparing students for a career. It provides students with career and life calling assessments, career development counseling, and a structured internship program for selected majors. Career Services also offers job-search related strategy workshops, career exploration events, resume and interviewing education, mock interviews, business and etiquette dinners, assistance with graduate school admissions, career fairs, on-campus interviewing, job postings, and job referrals. These services are available to all students and alumni Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM, and other times by appointment. Students and alumni can access CSO (Career Services Online) to view local job postings and post their resumes for employer viewing. CSO is accessed via Trevecca's intranet, MyTNU page, under "Services," or via the Web page

Counseling Services

The University offers a wide range of counseling/advising services to its students. Any member of the faculty, administration, or staff is willing to be available to a student who desires assistance. Personnel in the Office of Student Development are available to help students solve personal and social problems. The resident directors and resident assistants in the residence halls also assist in this area. For spiritual counseling, the members of the Office of the Chaplain maintain regular office hours. In addition, the director of counseling services and counseling interns are available to meet with students in the Center for Leadership, Calling, and Service. Counseling services include personal counseling, pre-marital counseling, and assessment. Students may set up an appointment by accessing the counseling services inquiry form at:

Disability Services

Trevecca is committed to the provisions of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act as the University strives to be an inclusive community for students. A wide range of accommodations is available to provide access to Trevecca's facilities, academics, and programs. Individuals seeking accommodations for any type of disability are encouraged to contact the coordinator of student disability services in the Center for Leadership, Calling, and Service for information concerning the documentation of a disability and the procedure for implementing accommodations.

Employment Services

Those desiring employment should come to the Center for Leadership, Calling, and Service. The Center handles all matters relating to student employment including college work study. Numerous job listings, both on and off campus, are maintained regularly and are posted daily online via the Trevecca website ( The Center also hosts job fairs, recruitment activity, teaches job search skills, and coordinates the career internship program for juniors and seniors.

Student Organizations and Activities

Student Government Assembly

The Student Government Assembly, composed of the elected representatives of the Associated Student Body of Trevecca Nazarene University, serves as a liaison group between faculty, administration, and students. Student government coordinates student activities including elections and class events. The Student Government Assembly plans programs for the school year in cooperation with the associate provost and dean of student development, the Student Life Council and the Cultural Arts Series Committee. It nominates student representatives to serve as voting members of faculty committees, publicizes various honors and awards, and supervises the selection process for individuals and organizations to receive the all-school awards. The associate dean of students for community life serves as the SGA advisor.


TrevEchoes, the campus newspaper, is published at regular intervals each semester. The Darda is the University yearbook which is published annually. Editors for both of these student publications are selected each year through an application and interview process and serve as ex-officio members of the ASB executive committee.


Trevecca's athletic program is divided into three basic areas: intercollegiate athletics, intramural sports, and a student activities program.

The intercollegiate athletic program, begun at Trevecca in the winter of 1968-69, includes basketball, baseball, cross country, soccer, and golf for men and basketball, volleyball, softball, cross country, soccer, and golf for women. The intercollegiate athletic program is under the administrative leadership of the director of intercollegiate athletics and the Intercollegiate Athletic Committee (composed of faculty, administrators, and students). Trevecca is a member of the TransSouth Athletic Conference and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. Cheerleaders for the varsity cheerleading squad are chosen each fall.

The intramural program is under the administrative supervision of the director of athletics and the immediate sponsorship of the Trevecca Intramural Association. The TIA commissioner is selected each year through an application and interview process and serves as an ex-officio member of the ASB executive committee. Sports included in the intramural program are football, basketball, volleyball, softball, golf, table tennis, and racquetball.

The student activities program in the physical education center during afternoons and evenings includes the use of the gymnasium, racquetball courts, athletic fields, tennis courts, jogging track, wellness center, and a lighted outdoor basketball and sand volleyball court.

Academic Organizations

Scholastic Departmental Organizations—are organized to develop among students an appreciation for their intended professions. They are Communication Studies—Lambda Pi Eta; Science—Alpha Pi Chapter of Sigma Zeta, a general science club; Nursing - Nursing Club; Social Work—Social Work Club; Education—Student Tennessee Education Association; and the Speicher/Vastbinder Physician Assistant Society which exists to promote the concept of the physician assistant as a professional at the academic level and in the community.

Music Organizations—These include the following performing groups: Wind Ensemble, Madrigalians, TNaz Jazz, Vocal Edge, Choral Union, Trevecca Symphony Orchestra, Musical Theatre/Opera Ensemble, Trevecca Master Chorale, Guitar Ensemble, Pep Band, Percussion Ensemble, Commercial Ensemble, Gospel Choir, Jazz Combo, and Chamber groups.

Dramatic Arts Program—Each year, students from all fields of study assist the Department of Communication Studies in the production of plays for the University community. Although these productions are required for dramatic arts majors, theatre education majors, and musical theatre minors, they also provide students in other majors with meaningful experiences in all aspects of theatre. Many of these students also receive opportunities to attend and/or participate in theatre festivals and conferences, including the Southeastern Theatre Conference.

Cultural Arts Series—Outstanding programs of cultural enrichment are presented during the year. Nationally known artists in various fields as well as local and regional performers participate in these events.

Honor Society—This society is composed of students (sophomores and above) who have a cumulative GPA of 3.5. Seniors with a cumulative 3.5 GPA or higher are eligible for election to the Zeta Chapter of the National Nazarene Honor Society, Phi Delta Lambda.


Intramural Association — This student organization maintains an active program of intramural athletics for both men and women. Students may participate in a variety of athletic activities throughout the year.

Clubs and Organizations — There are a variety of clubs and organizations on campus that provide a challenging and stimulating environment designed to meet student needs and interests and provide opportunity for community engagement. Other opportunities are also available through clubs sponsored by the academic departments. Active clubs consist of the following: Art Club, Environmental Sustainability Association (ESA), Social Justice, Nursing, Pep Club, Women in Ministry, Fishing Club, Outdoors Club, Creative Writers Workshop, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Student Tennessee Education Association (STEA), Best Buddies, and International Students Association.

Student Conduct

High standards of Christian conduct are expected of all students. The use of alcohol, tobacco, narcotics, possession or use of fireworks or firearms on campus, and loud or questionable conduct are prohibited. Students are not to attend or participate in entertainment, the nature or reputation of which would not be in keeping with the building of Christian character or which diminishes moral perceptivity and judgment.

The University expects its students to observe all behavioral expectations and standards of dress as outlined in the Student Handbook.

All students are permitted to bring cars to campus. However, all cars must be registered with campus security and are subject to traffic control regulations of the University and Metro Nashville.

Attendance at Trevecca Nazarene University is both a privilege and a responsibility. The University may request the withdrawal of any student who fails to comply with the standards and regulations of the institution.

Commencement Activities

Five junior students who have distinguished themselves either through academic achievement or student leadership have the honor of being junior marshals and flagbearers in the annual commencement ceremonies. Junior students who have been selected for the following positions during the upcoming school year will be asked to participate: SGA president (school flag), senior class president (American flag), and SGA vice president for religious life (Christian flag). If any of these individuals are not juniors or are not able to participate, replacements will be made from student leaders. Marshals will be chosen from student leaders.