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Student Life

CU is full of exciting moments that make your college experience fun and memorable. Here, you’ll make lifelong friends and become part of a family of some of the brightest and kindest people we know.

The CU Student Experience

Your experience at Cumberland University is your time to rise! In addition to earning a degree, you’ll become part of the Phoenix family where you’ll make new friends and memories that last a lifetime. On campus, you’ll enjoy customizing your college experience with over 55 student organizations, honor societies, interests groups, intramural sports, and greek organizations. You’ll enjoy the convenience of our on-campus dining and coffee options, and the variety of gathering spaces for study groups and relaxing with your friends. Staying connected and involved on campus will help you shape the exciting college experience we believe every student should have. We can’t wait to welcome you home to CU!

What Student Life has to offer:


Community Outreach

We rise by lifting others. Our students share a sincere passion for people and regularly put their hearts into action. CU students volunteer nearly 5,000 hours each school year in their communities.

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Dining Services

Whether you’re looking for fast and convenient or a chance to relax and meet a friend, you have options to enjoy a meal on campus.

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Greek Life

Joining a fraternity or sorority is just one of the many ways to connect with other students, get involved and further develop your leadership skills.

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CU‘s intramural sports programs offer fun physical and social opportunities for students who love to play, compete, and stay active.

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Jimmy Floyd Family Life Center

Through a partnership between the City of Lebanon and Cumberland, all CU on ground undergraduates have access to the JFC during their school terms at no cost to the student.

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Residence Life

Nearly 500 students call CU’s campus home. Our campus features five residence halls that offer a variety of living options and experiences to support you throughout your academic career.

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CU Security serves as the primary first responder to all emergency incidents on campus and also works in conjunction with local police, fire, and emergency medical services to resolve emergency situations that may arise.

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Afro Student Organization

Student Organizations

Customize your college experience and meet new friends by joining one or more of our 55+ student organizations.

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Student Government

SGA gives the student body representation in the government and services of the university. They promote a spirit of community and work to enhance the student experience at CU.

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Marching Band

The Phoenix Marching Band

The Cumberland University Phoenix Marching Band performs as part of the Game Day experience for designated athletic events. Be part of the tradition and help promote the spirit of the university.

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Heart of the Phoenix

VIP: Violence, Intervention, and Prevention

Our university prioritizes the safety of our students, and does not tolerate violence of any kind. We offer support and resources to victims, and aid students with intervention and prevention training.

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New Student Guide

Transitioning to college life can be a bit overwhelming, and we want to make sure you have the tools you need to be successful throughout your college career and beyond. This guide will help you through the process of becoming a CU student, and will be a resource for you long after the New Student Orientation days.


The campus bookstore is located in the Mitchell Student Center, below the Phillip’s Dining Hall. The bookstore is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday and rental orders can be placed online and either shipped to your home, or picked up on campus. The bookstore is also the university’s official licensed retailer of Cumberland University apparel and gear. You can shop in person or online to pick up your Phoenix game day gear.

Contact Us. We’re here to help

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about all student life has to offer, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We’re here to help you make your college experience fun and memorable at Cumberland University.

The Office of Student Life is open Monday through Friday from 8am to 4:30pm CST. Please contact the Student Life Office at 615-547-1390 to speak with our Director of Student Life or email

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