UT’s Office of Sustainability, in collaboration with the Student Government Association’s Environmental and Sustainability Committee, is raising awareness about consumption habits by hosting its first Campus Bagless Day on Earth Day, Friday, April 22.
Center for Leadership and Service News
Eleven students and three staff members will spend six days over spring break exploring issues of international social justice and human trafficking in Prague, Czech Republic. The Center for Leadership and Service has partnered with campus ministries UTK Cru and Collegiate Abbey to provide this unique collaborative service immersion experience.
Seventy students, along with a handful of faculty and staff members, will spend their spring break engaged in collaborative community service with organizations in five communities across the Southeastern U.S.
Bradford Reszel and Sara La Haie are graduating this week, but their efforts will help UT freshmen for years to come. La Haie was the first student director of Ignite, a leadership and service program for first-year students.
In response to the recent events that have devastated friends and loved ones in South Carolina, the university is collecting monetary donations and needed goods to support the relief efforts in Columbia, South Carolina. While the worst of the flooding has ended, the residents have begun the long process of cleaning up and rebuilding their communities. In the Volunteer spirit, the university is asking the campus community to help.
Ninety-eight students will spend their fall break helping the impoverished, feeding the hungry, and assisting people with disabilities. Alternative Fall Break trips, coordinated through the Center for Leadership and Service, help fulfill the center’s mission to educate and engage all students to lead and serve in the global community.
A growing list of volunteer opportunities will provide UT students with more ways to make a difference in the local community and the world. This year, the Center for Leadership and Service will offer monthly themed days of service.
An Alternative Break trip three years ago motivated one graduating senior to establish an organization that helps feed the hungry with food recovered from events and dining establishments at UT.
Seventy UT students will put their Volunteer spirit to work next week helping the disabled, youth, and senior citizens in five communities during UT’s Alternative Break program.
Employers place a high value on collegiate leadership experience transferring to the workforce—and UT is helping students develop and hone these skills through the new leadership studies minor to be offered starting this fall.