Tusculum College is the oldest coeducational institution affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA).
Tusculum College takes seriously its heritage as a daughter of the Presbyterian Church.
The liberal arts tradition with which the name, Tusculum College, is uniquely associated was formulated by Cicero at his academy in Tusculum, Italy, and brought to East Tennessee by Samuel Doak by the way of the College of New Jersey (Princeton University).
The tradition emphasizes smallness of size and closeness of faculty-student involvement, both within and without the classroom in order to cultivate citizenship, character and practical wisdom among members of the College community. That tradition is very much in keeping with the heritage of the College through its founding by Presbyterians with an emphasis on the formation of strong Christian character as an essential ingredient of citizenship and practical wisdom.
Mark Stokes, Director of Religious Life, Church and Community Relations is available for pastoral care and counseling. His office is in the Thomas J. Garland Library.
Every Wednesday at 11:45 am during each block there is a campus-wide worship service led by Mark Stokes in the Thomas J. Garland Library
An opportunity for inspiration and spiritual refreshment at the middle of your week! Great music by James Winfree every week. Holy Communion is celebrated at noon for those who wish to stay.
The purpose of FCA is to present to athletes and coaches, and all whom they influence, the challenge and adventure of receiving Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, serving Him in their relationships and in the fellowship of the church. You do not have to be an athlete to be a member of FCA!
Faculty, staff, and coaches are encouraged to join. During the year, FCA sponsors service projects for the local community including Gifts for Kids, the food bank, and Keep Greene Beautiful. In addition, there are opportunities to attend FCA conferences and camps.
A Weekly Bible Study will take place on Monday evenings in Room 302 Niswonger Commons. Bring your favorite translation of the Bible. Everyone is welcome!
The Religious Life Office works closely with the Center for Civic Advancement to provide students the opportunity to give Christian Service in the Community. The Chaplain teaches a number of religious studies courses which can train students to take leadership in the church. Pre-seminary preparation is also available.
Tusculum students are urged to apply for positions as Youth Advisors in area churches. Some of these positions pay $11.00 and more per hour, and mileage is also given. A rewarding way to earn a little extra money for college and be of Christian service to Middle and/or High School students.