Tuskegee University is an independent and state-related institution of higher education. Its programs serve a student body that is coeducational as well as racially, ethnically and religiously diverse. With a strong orientation toward disciplines which highlight the relationship between education and work force preparation in the sciences, professions and technical areas, Tuskegee University also emphasizes the importance of the liberal arts as a foundation for successful careers in all areas. Accordingly, all academic majors stress the mastery of a required core of liberal arts courses.
Tuskegee University also hosts the Carver Integrative Sustainability Center (CISC), an integrative and innovation-based research and extension Center of Excellence. The CISC launched EARTHWeek in 2016 to highlight and spread awareness of sustainable innovations in black, indigenous, and people of color communities. The #Earth2TU virtual platform was created to spread awareness all year. It is intended to foster a culture of knowledge and understanding of agricultural and environmental practices and policies.