Student Life News

Pedestrian Walkway Banners Highlight UT’s Culturally-Based Greek Organizations

New banners along Pedestrian Walkway are on display until September to celebrate the university’s cultural-based fraternal organizations (CBFO). The 11 chapters highlighted on the banners are a part of the university’s Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life Multicultural Greek Council (MGC) and the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC). UT has four Greek councils: the Interfraternity Council;

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Award-Wining Debate Team to Host Interest Meetings in August

Interested in learning how to eloquently make a point during a debate? Join the UT chapter of the Tennessee Speech and Debate Society (TSDS) this fall and learn how to become a better communicator. Members of this award-winning team will host interest meetings for prospective student members during the first full week of school.

Community Invited to Prepare for Total Eclipse at UT’s Solar Sun Day July 23

Next month, one of the most amazing celestial sights will pass through East Tennessee. The community is invited to attend UT’s Solar Sun Day to prepare for viewing the total eclipse. The event will be held 3 to 4:30 p.m. this Sunday, July 23, on the roof of the Nielsen Physics Building, 1408 Circle Drive.

New Veterans Resource Center Nears Completion

The campus’s new Veterans Resource Center is now open. Located on the ground floor of Hodges Library, across from One Stop, the center features quiet study areas, a common room with microwave and refrigerator access, and a meeting area for veteran organizations. It also provides a venue for student veterans to meet one-on-one with veteran coordinators.

Eclipse 2017: Everything You Need to Know

On Monday, August 21, a total solar eclipse—when the disk of the moon completely covers the sun—will be visible in the United States along a path that is 2,500 miles long and 70 miles wide, from central Oregon through Tennessee and on to South Carolina.

Peyton Manning Awards Scholarships to Four Incoming Freshmen

UT alumnus and retired NFL quarterback Peyton Manning was at his alma mater today to award scholarships to four incoming freshmen. This year’s scholarship recipients are Emma Kate Hall of Lebanon, Tennessee; Grace Neiman of West Point, Nebraska; Sydney Peay of Spring Hill, Tennessee; and Blake Turpin of Knoxville.

‘Volunteering with the Vols’ Project Kicks Off Thursday

From working at food banks in multiple states to sprucing up neighborhoods in Philadelphia and Atlanta to working at a summer program for kids in rural Tennessee, students and alumni around the country are joining forces this summer to underscore UT’s volunteer tradition.