Because Tusculum is a small college, the style of life on campus is that of a community, a group of people -- students, faculty and staff -- working, learning, and living together. Attention is given to individual and community growth both in and out of the classroom.
The staff of the College recognizes the importance of a well-rounded college experience to each student's life. The Office of Student Affairs is primarily concerned with programs and services that create an environment conducive to personal and group development.
As a result, the Office of Student Affairs staff supports and encourages vaired co-curricular programs, that, when combined with the academic program provide an enriched college environment.
The campus calendar of events boasts films, dances, seminars, plays, and other events. The College sponsors these functions to enhance the educational experiences of Tusculum students. Students have the opportunity to attend events like the Tuesday Night Music Club, magicians, the annual Winter Formal, and a variety of novelty acts that visit campus throughout the year.
Tusculum's location in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains is also naturally conducive to a variety of outdoor activities. Students often choose to fill their free time with hiking, camping, backpacking, or even whitewater rafting expeditions.
Students, faculty, and staff participate in the programs of many community organizations such as the Y.M.C.A., churches, social services agencies, the Little Theatre of Greeneville, and area schools. Through these interactions, Tusculum College and the Greeneville community have formed strong and lasting ties.
The College sponsors convocations throughout the year, allowing the entire College community to gather. The Opening Convocation officially begins each academic year. Honors Convocation takes place late each spring and recognizes outstanding achievement among students, faculty, and staff.
The Acts, Arts, Academia series sponsors events on campus throughout the academic year. In cooperation with the Greeneville Arts Council, a series of exhibits is on display in the Allison Gallery. A variety of music, theatre, and dance events — including presentations from Tusculum Theatre, Tusculum College Arts Outreach, and Tusculum College Community Chorus take place in the Annie Hogan Byrd Auditorium and the David F. Behan Theatre.