"The Quad" takes viewers inside the culture-rich world of Georgia A&M, where newly elected president Dr. Eva Fletcher has her hands full managing a modern-day HBCU and its entering freshman class. As she juggles those demanding responsibilities -- and a messy personal life -- her rebellious daughter Sydney tries to make her mark on campus. She's an up-and-coming rap artist, who leads the first-year students along with Bojohn, the school's first white starting quarterback. Eva's allies include history department Dean Ella Grace and football coach Eugene Hardwick. Eva must learn to deal with Art Diamond, the charismatic yet ruthless head of Georgia A&M's prestigious marching band.