Leaders at Tennessee State University started the spring semester with a prayer service Wednesday morning.
University president Glenda Glover, Nashville Mayor David Briley and other faith leaders in Nashville all attended the public event.
Glover told News 2 she believes it is important to incorporate prayer into everything.
“TSU belongs to all of us – it belongs to the community,” she said. “We were happy to see the love and support shown today from community leaders – from ministers, faculty, staff and students here. It’s very appreciative, it’s very heartwarming and very uplifting.”
TSU held a reception for the public at the fellowship hall after the service. The university has held the prayer service for seven years.