Tennessee Intercollegiate State Legislature

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Information for Every Delegate

Representing your college at TISL is an honor and a responsibility.

AMC3 Luncheon SponsorEach delegate will choose to participate in one of TISL's student-led programs when he/she registers:

Brief descriptions of the programs and related links are on the page for Every Delegation.

State Capitol

TISL is privileged to use the State Capitol, the Tennessee Supreme Court Building and other major state facilities.

CapitolStudentsIt's important that we treat these buildings with care and respect. Please don't do anything that might harm the buildings, the furniture or TISL's prospects for using these historic places in the future.

Click here for more information about the Capitol's history.

Entering the Capitol

TISL's primary entrance for the Capitol is through the Tunnel on Charlotte Avenue between Sixth Avenue North and Seventh Avenue North.

Everyone entering any state facility must undergo a security check. This will be easier if you're wearing your TISL name tag, and name tags are required outside normal business hours.

Name tags

You'll receive your name tag when you first arrive at the Capitol. You should wear it whenever you're on state property.

See the State Treasurer on the 2nd Floor, State Capitol, if you need to change or replace your name tag. Replacements for lost name tags cost $3.


One of the first orders of business after the General Assembly convenes is Orientation.

Each program has a separate orientation, and details are on the Official Schedule. Attendance at your program's orientation is valuable and mandatory.

You'll receive additional materials such as program-specific handbooks at Orientation plus important information from TISL officers and state officials.

Page Program

The operation of the General Assembly depends heavily on pages from Martin Luther King Academic Magnet School in Nashville.

Please treat the pages respectfully and take opportunities to thank them for their help.

Also, remember how you felt being around college students when you were in high school. Treat them the way you wanted to be treated.

Click here to learn more about the Page Program.

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