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Leadership & Engagement

Finding your community at UT is easy!

We have more than 400 student organizations to join, countless service and leadership opportunities, and events and programs daily. Join an academic organization like the American Marketing Association or TEDxUTK. Do you want to be involved in event planning? Join All Campus Events or Campus Events Board. Did you know that UT has a competitive esports team that you can join? From sports to advocacy, you’re bound to find a student organization that fits your interests. You even have the option to start your own!

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Student organization leaders recruit new members at the Engagement Fair

Get involved and get connected to campus.

The Center for Student Engagement, Multicultural Student Life, and the Pride Center regularly host events to help you make new friends and learn more about UT and the community! From Zips and Dips with the Campus Events Board and Frieson Fridays with the Black Cultural Programming Committee to Pride Prom with the Pride Center and Rocky Topics with the Office of the Dean of Students, there are all types of events for you to participate in daily.

Make your mark on Rocky Top as a student leader.

Get involved in a sorority or fraternity executive board. Improve the campus environment by serving in the Student Government Association. Or consider becoming a writer for The Daily Beacon student newspaper and build your resume.

When I started at The Daily Beacon, I didn’t have experience in the field of journalism. Working in the newsroom, I’ve learned so much about the field and how to thrive in a team-oriented environment. My time at the Beacon has made me a better leader, team member and person and joining was one of the best decisions I made in college.”

Sarah Rainey, 2021–22 editor-in-chief

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Being a Volunteer is a commitment to service.

Vols attend games together, serve the community together, and study together, making UT the best place to live, learn, and experience the very best that Rocky Top has to offer. With the Jones Center for Leadership and Service, you will have your choice of volunteer opportunities such as VOLbreaks alternative breaks or MLK Jr. Days of Service.

When it comes to helping and serving your fellow students, you can become a note taker with Student Disability Services if you want to help your fellow Vols with their classes! You can also look to the peer health educators with the Center for Health Education & Wellness, Vols2Vols, our diversity educators in Multicultural Student Life, or even a personal trainer with RecSports!