Welcome to Tusculum University!
On this page, you will discover all the reasons why We Are Pioneers and why you should be a Pioneer, too!
In honor of our mission and vision, we want to hear from our Pioneers and the Tusculum community how you or someone you know has experienced our mission in action! If you have a Mission Moment to share, please submit your experience via the form below so that we can share your Mission Moment with everyone by publishing it on this site. Remember, living our mission starts with you!
WE ARE PIONEERS
Pioneers are adventurers and trailblazers – we lead by example. Pioneers forge pathways through new frontiers. Pioneers are brave, resilient, and resourceful. We are pioneers.
At Tusculum, you will be challenged to innovate, engage, experiment, and persevere as you discover your own purpose. Along your path, you will be encouraged, empowered, supported, and inspired. It’s the Pioneer way.
Building on a rich Presbyterian heritage and a pioneering spirit, Tusculum University provides an active and experiential education within a caring Christian environment to inspire civic engagement, enrich personal lives, and equip career-ready professionals.
LIVING OUR MISSION
Tusculum University seeks to instill in its graduates a sense of the world in which they live and to develop skills to make sound decisions that are based on the common good.
In short, Tusculum wants to graduate students who not only do well, but do good.
THIS IS WHO WE ARE
We embrace our founder’s Presbyterian roots and Christian faith. We share the commitment informed by our faith to act justly, love mercy and walk humbly with our God. We are inspired by our faith to hear one another by cultivating an atmosphere of open dialogue and free inquiry.
MISSION IN ACTION
Our Christian heritage and faith compels our lives to action–to making a difference in the world.
LEARNING BY DOING
Our emphasis on community gives students a personalized education with an emphasis on experiential learning and regular interactions with faculty and staff, both inside and outside of the classroom.
PIONEER READY, Tusculum’s Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) initiative, connects and strengthens efforts to improve students’ career readiness. Being PIONEER READY not only applies to students, it extends to all members of the Tusculum community.
Once a Pioneer, always a Pioneer. Tusculum’s history embodies the journey of a pioneering spirit and roots that stem from early American frontier history.