Have time to SPARE?
Student Programming & Raider Entertainment (SPARE) is a student group advised by the
MTSU Student Programming & Activities office. It is SPARE's mission to provide quality,
low-cost entertainment for students throughout the year. SPARE focuses its efforts
on providing various types of entertainment to the student body. Our councils include
Concerts, Films, Marketing, Social Awareness, and Variety, as well as operating the
STU Game Room and operating Spirit Activities at Walnut Grove.
Students signed up with SPARE will have opportunities to gain event coordination experience,
opportunities for employment, and opportunities for networking through meeting new
friends and getting involved. While many positions in the organization are experienced-based
volunteer opportunities, there are two paid employment positions. Council members
may apply to work in the Game Room, as well as may apply to be a projectionist (council members
will have first priority of shifts for the STU Video Theater). Events held throughout
the school year include concerts, comedians, movie screenings, and much more! We invite
you to get involved with the individual councils by visiting our How to Get Involved
SPARE is funded through student activities fees. In return, we put the money back
into the students' hands through our various councils. Any student in good standing
with the university can join a council and provide input for the current events we
host, as well as generating ideas for new, future programs. Events are planned, promoted,
and implemented by MTSU students with the goal of providing the best entertainment
at the lowest cost.
We understand that collegiate education outside of the classroom is essential to the
well-rounded college student. We know that providing students with individual opportunities
to learn and grow experientially complements the great education that students at
MTSU receive resulting in balanced and successful graduates. We believe that all programs
and experiences we offer are structured to help students make the most of their education
at Middle Tennessee State University.
The SPARE office is located in MTSU Student Union room 340. The staff welcomes your
comments, questions and suggestions. You may contact us at 615-898-2551.