a dedication plaque at Alumni Memorial Building

A School of Patriots

A century ago, the world was at war. The United States’ 1917 entry into World War I rippled across the country leaving its mark, certainly on families, but also on institutions of higher learning, including UT.

The Torchbearer Statue

Lighting the Way

For 50 years, the Volunteer statue, best known by its nickname the Torchbearer, has been the proud embodiment of a UT Volunteer, a combination of leadership and service that improves the world around us.