• One-fourth of the student population at Lee University is non-traditional, meaning they are above 25, married and/or parents. Students at Lee who are going to school and raising a family are offered events beneficial to themselves, their spouses and their children.

    Family Enrichment & Parenting Resources

    Focus on the Family Center for Calling & Career
    Counseling Center Cloud-Townsend
    Purpose Driven Life First Things First
    Focus On Your Child Christianity Today on Parenting
    The Caring Place


    Date Night

    Free childcare once a month so couples can have a date night. Childcare goes from 7:15 pm to 9 pm on the dates of U-Church. If students want childcare at 5:30pm, RSVP at least two weeks in advance to the ELC and please provide dinner for children before 5:30 pm.

    FLC Shopping Day - Fall Semester

    Each fall, student parents and couples enjoy a day at outlet malls around the area (i.e. Calhoun, GA or Pigeon Forge, TN) all expenses paid! Bring some snacks and a sack lunch. Childcare is provided at the ELC for the entire day.

    FLC Family Christmas Party – Annually

    Great food, gifts, door prizes and Mr. and Mrs. Santa are a great way to kickoff the holiday season with the family. The whole family is invited!


    Childcare is often provided for events listed as "Open to Public" on the events calendar at Lee University. More information can be found by contacting the Lee University Early Learning Center and reservations should be confirmed at 423.614.8409. Possible Lee University Events providing childcare:
    • Presidential Concerts
    • Convocation
    • Homecoming
    • Graduation Events
    • Sunday Night U-Church
    • By reservation only during a U-Church, once a month, starting at 5:30pm (To make reservations for childcare during U-Church, please contact the ELC at least two weeks in advance.)

    Contact Information

    The Food Bank is located at the back entrance of the Leonard Center, the food bank is for students not on a meal plan. Students are asked to bring a Student ID.

    Leonard Center-Food Bank
    Parker Street Northeast
    Cleveland TN 37320-2450

    Phone: (423) 614-8614
    Email: Food Bank
    Monday - Friday 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM