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STORIES

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Enjoy our stories of exceptional researchers, innovative servant–leaders, and phenomenal artists. Many Volunteers have influenced history. Others are enhancing our present experience and setting their sights on future transformation.

UT nursing student Stephen Nowell takes a kid's blood pressure at the YWCA Phyllis Wheatley Center

Learning to Serve Others

Between his studies, nursing student Stephen Nowell spends a few hours each week at an after-school enrichment program.

Julie Ferrara poses with her mountain bike

Volunteer at Heart

At the Haslam College of Business or on her mountain bike, Julie Ferrara gets joy from helping people.

a VOLeader student-athlete holds a girl's hand as they walk in Rwanda

What Makes a Vol a Vol

Service is one of the strongest elements of our shared identity—it’s literally what makes a Volunteer a Volunteer.

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How has UT made a difference in your life?

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Service

SERVICE

Service is essential to the Volunteer experience and makes Rocky Top a special place. Every contribution through service—no matter how small—is an investment in our communities, demonstrating to others the world we help create.

Service

Through June 2020, we’re asking all members of our Volunteer family to submit your service hours online. At the conclusion of UT’s 225th anniversary year, we will share a snapshot of the impact our students, faculty and staff, and alumni have on their communities.

LOG YOUR HOURS

History

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HISTORY

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Trace our history from the first public college chartered west of the Appalachian Divide to the flagship institution for the state of Tennessee, recognized for our remarkable research and community engagement.

Historic Walking Tour of Campus

UT’s first self-guided audio tour enables people to read and listen to descriptions of 20 historically significant locations.