As leaders, the Tennessee State University student-athletes take on the initiative of making a positive impact on campus and in the greater Nashville community through the university's motto 'Think.Work.Serve.'
Building a sense of responsibility as a leader, recognizing community needs and taking action as well as engaging with people different from oneself is paramount in molding well-rounded student-athletes.
Over the course of the 2019-20 academic year, each team has participated in serving the community, whether doing so by playing bingo at a nursing home, reading to elementary schools during Dr. Seuss week or helping the victims of the March 2 tornado pick up what was left of their homes, the Tennessee State student-athletes have left their mark, despite the year getting cut short due to COVID-19.
Below we highlight just a few of the service events our athletes have participated in.
2019-20 Community Service Highlights
Student-athletes helped freshmen move in during orientation week
Football assisted The Bridge Ministry in feeding the homeless
Volleyball played bingo with residents of the David Jones Jr. Assisted Living Center
Men’s basketball read to the kids of Tom Joy Elementary
Women’s basketball spent a day cleaning campus on WBCA Day of Service
Track and Field reads and speaks to Isaac Litton Middle School
Athletics Director Teresa Phillips announced Scholarship Fund
Women’s Basketball and Softball participates in annual VA Mardi Gras parade
Student-athletes and coaches assisted in March 2 tornado clean up