Through the access provided by a mentor, Annie Duran Perez discovered what she needed to grow into a leader on campus and in the community.
Ignite summer orientation programs introduce incoming UT students to Volunteer values.
This spring, 66 graduates earned the gold service medallion for outstanding community service.
After a difficult transition, first-generation college student Madison Woods found place at UT through service and a passion for social justice.
Six seniors have been recognized as Torchbearers, UT’s highest undergraduate honor. The recipients learned of their selections through a surprise visit by Chancellor Plowman or a member of her cabinet.
The Jones Center for Leadership and Service typically hosts an annual MLK Jr. Day of Service each January, but given the circumstances surrounding COVID-19, service opportunities were spread out from January 29 through February 5.
Students, faculty, and staff at UT celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day with an interactive photo montage at the Student Union organized by the Division of Student Life and various campus partners.
Coming off a year in which community has been deeply sought, UT will host a series of events throughout January, both virtual and in person, to build community and celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.
UT is launching a new leadership development and service program: the Volunteer Impact Academy, created through a partnership between UT’s Clay and Debbie Jones Center for Leadership and Service and Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
Maya Bian (’20), a recent graduate of the College Scholars program, was selected as a winner in the prestigious Global Undergraduate Awards competition for her work on long-term care in China, where her extended family lives.
Luis Mata, a senior political science major, is one of approximately 1,330 Latino students on campus. While the roads that brought them to Rocky Top may be distinct, there is a connection—a commitment to supporting one another, overcoming together, and proudly staking a claim for what it means to be a Volunteer in their skin.
Voter education, registration, and participation in elections has dramatically increased on campus since organizers began hosting civic summits and formed the Vols Vote Coalition.