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Sewanee The University Of The South

Known familiarly as “Sewanee” by its students, faculty, staff and friends, The University of the South offers an unmatched educational experience. The university remains purposefully small and dedicated to building a sense of community.

Bachelor's programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (6)
Arts, Design & Architecture (3)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (3)
Agriculture & Forestry (2)
Business & Management (1)
Computer Science & IT (1)
Education & Training (1)
Engineering & Technology (1)

About

History

Sewanee was founded in 1857 by clergy and lay delegates from Episcopal dioceses throughout the south. They selected a site in Sewanee, atop the Cumberland Plateau about 50 miles west of Chattanooga, and local landowners and the Sewanee Mining Company donated nearly 10,000 acres for the enterprise.

Education

38 majors, 44 minors, and 15 special programs, along with pre-professional programs in business, health/medicine, education, engineering, and law.

Research

Sewanee is a recognized leader in undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative work across all academic programs. Faculty members integrate original research and scholarship into the classroom and encourage their students to join them. In the process, students enhance their knowledge, hone their skills, and improve their postgraduate prospects.

Career

Careers Center 

  • We help students discover their strengths, learn career skills through workshops and individual appointments to explore potential majors, careers, internships and jobs. Students gain real-world job experience through our strong internship program, tools for graduate or professional school applications and an extensive Sewanee network.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

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Services

Student services

  • Today, the Order works parallel with the Student Government to voice student opinion. It is also uniquely charged with the maintenance and promotion of the spirit, traditions, and ideals of the University. In addition, the OG runs the Election Committee, which is composed of all Proctors and is chaired by the President of the Order.
  • The Student Government shall provide an opportunity for students to engage actively with and enact change within the University of the South. Furthermore, the Student Government shall be responsible for continuously engaging the student body in conversations concerning the activities of the University.

Housing services

  • Residence Halls
  • Theme Houses
  • Language Houses

Library services

Jessie Ball duPont Library

  • Most of the Library's 750,000 printed volumes are in the Main Collection, which is arranged in Library of Congress Classification order throughout all floors of the building. 
  • Fooshee/Browsing Collection
  • Graphic Novel Collection
  • William Theodore Allen Physics Reading Room
  • Government Information Collection
  • Periodicals (Journals, Magazines, Newspapers)
  • Reference Collection

ICT services

  • There are large TV lounges.
  • WI-FI

Medical services

University Health Services (UHS) is here to keep you healthy while you focus on your studies at the University of the South. The UHS clinic provides primary medical care tailored to the unique needs of college students.  

  • Evaluation and treatment of illness and injuries
  • Health education and information
  • Physical exams
  • Emergency contraception
  • Immunizations
  • Diagnostic laboratory testing

Student Life

Campus life

  • The Domain: 13,000 acres of forests, bluffs, meadows, lakes, and caves is a significant research and recreational resource for students and faculty.
  • The Sewanee Outing Program (SOP) gives students the chance to explore Sewanee’s Domain, our 13,000-acre campus, the surrounding region, and wilderness areas across the United States. Trips include hiking, biking, canoeing, climbing, swimming, caving ... and that's just on the Domain!
  • Spirituality, faith, religion, and community are vibrant aspects of life on the Domain. We invite you to bring your own faith, ask questions, and be part of our community. 

Sports facilities

  • Indoor running/walking track
  • 3-court multi-purpose recreation area
  • Swimming Pool
  • Fitness room
  • Free weight room
  • Indoor tennis courts
  • Squash and raquetball courts
  • Bouldering wall

Student clubs

  • Alpha Delta Pi
  • Alpha Delta Theta
  • African and Caribbean Student Association
  • Alpha Tau Omega
  • Alpha Tau Zeta
  • Gamma Sigma Phi
  • Gamma Tau Upsilon
  • Greek Life
  • Bonner Leader & Canale Programs
  • Afro Blend
  • All Saints' Chapel
  • Alpha Psi Lam

Accreditation

The University of the South is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, master’s, and doctorate degrees. 

Student Reviews

Work hard, play harder
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The social atmosphere made it difficult to find a space to find myself and excel at my studies.

Winchester, Tennessee, United States

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