Office of the Provost


The Office of the Provost is now accepting entries for the 2012 President’s Essay Contest.  The theme for this year’s paper is VOTING: AN OPTION OR A CRITICAL PART OF AN AFRICAN AMERICAN’S CIVIC RESPONSIBILITY?

Entry forms are available in the Office of the Provost, located in 207 Kresge Center.

Essays must not exceed 750 words and must be typed.  *Registration Forms and Essays are due in the Office of the Provost by April 2, 2012 at 4:30 p.m. The Final Competition will be held on Sunday, April 15, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. in the University Chapel.

This contest is open to all currently registered Tuskegee University students. 

Plagiarism is Strongly Discouraged.  If student competitors plagiarize any content of their essay, the student will automatically be disqualified from the competition and the student’s name will be referred to Judicial Affairs for student conduct violation (s).


  1. Registration forms and Essays must be typewritten and submitted to the Office of the Provost (207 Kresge Center) by April 2, 2012 at 4:30 p.m. You may also request and submit registration forms and essays to
  2. Final judging will be based on both written composition and oral presentation.
  3. Presenters may use notes on cards at the final judging.
  4. The written essay must not exceed 750 words; presentations may range between three and five minutes.  Infractions will result in penalties.
  5. Your ideas must be supported by evidence that you have acquired from reading, interviews, and other relevant sources.  Outside sources must be cited and referenced.
  6. You may wish to have an advisor/coach prior to the final judging.
  7. The winner of the first prize will be ineligible for competition the following year.
  8. Final essays which differ significantly from the original essays may be subject to disqualification of the contestant.

*Registration Forms and Essays may be submitted to 207 Kresge Center or via email