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 a.m.), Koinonia is an experience of worship and fellowship featuring a variety of speakers and programs. Every Wednesday (10:00 a.m.), Kerygma is an experience of worship in which scripture is read and communion is offered. On five Monday evenings (6:30 p.m.) each semester, Didache is an experience of spiritual deepening and discipleship. 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 McClurkan Hall as well as 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 students to participate in. Other opportunities, such as Prayer Labyrinth 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, prayer gathering following each chapel (Lifeline), a student retreat during the Fall semester, 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 Glove) 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.
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 division which houses the students' chosen major and may be changed by contacting the appropriate school or division office and the Academic Records Office.
The Center for Leadership, Calling, and Service staff provides a wide range of assistance for students.
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.
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, professional counselors and interns at the Career and Counseling Center are available for personal counseling and assessment needs.
The Office of Career Services provides students with career and life calling assessments, career development counseling and a structured internship program for all 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, ICE page, under "Services"; or via the web page www.trevecca.edu/student.life/career.services . All students must register with CSO to receive career 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 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. 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. 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. 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. Gourmet pizzas and 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 of the dean of student development and the Student Life Council.
The assistant 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. Councils are organized to assist in all matters pertaining to the use of 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.
The Clinic, located on the ground floor of Georgia Hall, provides the free services of a registered nurse from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 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 (ITS), located on the ground floor of Adams Administration Building, provides all computer, network, and telecommunications support for the campus community. All students are issued a computer account upon registration at Trevecca and must have that account to make use of the various computer labs. Digital copiers have been installed in all computer and residence hall labs. In addition to making copies, the digital copiers will allow students to print their class work and send faxes from their residence hall rooms using their personal computers and a network connection. Currently, students are billed $0.08 per copy/print for these services. Students using the campus network agree to abide by the terms of the TNU Acceptable Use Policies: network, e-mail, and Internet.
On-campus students are issued a shared telephone (local calls only) and a voice mailbox (per student) at the beginning of their first semester at Trevecca. This mailbox will stay with the student as long as he/she remains at Trevecca. Additional information about any of these services should be requested through the ITS Office.
The Office of Career Services in the Career and Counseling Center handles the initial process of student employment, both on and off campus. Once a student has been issued a university ID number, he/she has access to our Career Services Online. All student employment opportunities can be found on the CSO site which can be accessed via the ICE intranet page or directly at www.myinterfase.com/trevecca/student. Those desiring on-campus employment should be work-study eligible, request a job application from the Career and Counseling Center and return it to the appropriate department. Interviews will be scheduled by the individual departments.
Mail service is located on the first floor of the Jernigan Student Center. All 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. It is open from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 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 TNU student ID).
Students should have all mail sent to them at their student address listed as follows:
Trevecca Nazarene University, 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 http://library.trevecca.edu . 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 TNU Bookstore is located on the first floor of the Jernigan Student Center. The hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The store sells all required and recommended textbooks and supplies, general school/office supplies, snacks, TNU logo clothing, greeting cards, giftware, some electronics, and book bags, as well as 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 with student vouchers obtained through the Financial Aid Office.
TNU policies for book refunds are determined by the book store manager and are outlined specifically in the Student Handbook. Policies vary for new and used books. There are also pro-rated policies for refunds through the first 21 business days of the semester—no refunds after 21 business days. 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.
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.
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.
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, soccer, and golf for men and basketball, volleyball, softball, 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 intramural athletics and the immediate sponsorship of the Trevecca Intramural Association. 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, swimming pool, racquetball courts, athletic fields, tennis courts, jogging track, wellness center, and a lighted outdoor basketball and sand volleyball court.
Scholastic Departmental Organizations—are organized to develop among students an appreciation for their intended professions. They are Communication Studies—Lambda Pi Eta; Business—Students in Free Enterprise; Science—Alpha Pi Chapter of Sigma Zeta, a general science club; Social Work—Social Work Club; Education—Trevecca Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development; 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, Covenant Choir, Treble Tones, Choral Union, Trevecca Symphony Orchestra, Musical Theatre Ensemble, Opera Workshop, Trevecca Master Chorale, Guitar Ensemble, Pep Band, Percussion Ensemble Commercial Ensemble and Chamber groups.
WNAZ–89.1 FM, WNRZ–91.5 FM, & WENO–760 AM—University owned radio stations serve as training facilities and provide religious and music programs for the Nashville community. TFM–students receive hands-on training on a campus-only broadcast facility preparing them for production and announcing duties on WNAZ and WENO.
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 and theatre education majors, 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.
Service Opportunities—Campus Ministries, Mission Club and Men's Service Society provide stimulating and challenging outlets for various types of service both on and off campus. Service opportunities are also available through the business department club - Students in Free Enterprise.
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.
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.