What began in 1794 as a small college in the Southwest Territory is now Tennessee’s flagship university and premier public research institution. For more than 225 years, Volunteers have been lighting the way for others, across Tennessee and throughout the world.
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.
When asked to give back to their communities, volunteers performed 132,370 hours of service during the year, both on and off campus.