Community & Outreach

University High Principal Arielle Garcia Hayes welcomes a student with a hug.

University High

University High, headquartered at UTC, offers Hamilton Country students enrollment in college-level courses taught by UTC faculty and directly supported…

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Brynna Stubblefield, left, and Macey Davis prepare to help organizations in Pulaski as part of 'Into the Streets'.

The Value of Community Service

Each fall, UT Southern students head “Into the Streets” to give back to Pulaski. Along the way, they learn about…

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Kids in the Lake County 4-H program fish off a walkway at Reelfoot Lake.

Focus on 4-H

Christian-Boyer is among the UT Extension agents now able to focus solely on 4-H and Youth Development, thanks to a…

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UT Southern students organized a disability resource fair to aid families.

Enabling Change

UT campuses and institutes have combined forces to improve the lives of rural Tennesseans with developmental disabilities. At UT Southern,…

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What Got Them Through

The college journey shapes individuals in ways they may not fully grasp until years later. The campuses within the University…

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UT System President Randy Boyd speaks to high school students on the 2023 UT Promise Tour.

Record Enrollment Celebrated

The UT System saw all-time record enrollment this fall with 58,726 students enrolled in the System's five campuses.

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Conceptual rendering of the Dorothy and Jim Kennedy Health Sciences Building, the future home of the UTC School of Nursing.

UTC School of Nursing Celebrates $8 Million Gift

UT Chattanooga received an $8 million gift from the Kennedy Foundation to name the UTC School of Nursing the Dorothy…

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LEIC instructor Dereck Stewart speaks to UT Knoxville Police Department Deputy Chief of Operations Mike Richardson.

LEIC to Extend Cultural Competency Training

A program that started on UT’s undergraduate campuses will go nationwide, thanks to a grant the Law Enforcement Innovation Center…

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Sam Banks, Knoxville '23, assists in constructing a Habitat for Humanity house.

Home Sweet Homes

UT Knoxville resident assistants build habitat homes for 26 years.

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Close-up of infant grasping a woman's hand.

Meeting the Challenge

UT Knoxville alumna runs agency that helps keep families intact.

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UT Martin football great Jerry Reese speaks to the crowd during the RISE celebration event.

RISE Campaign Surpasses Goal

The RISE fundraising campaign surpassed its goal of $175 million weeks before its planned June 30 end date.

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UTM staff standing with Mahmoud Haddad, a UTM professor of finance honored for his commitment to student success.

OVC honors Haddad

Mahmoud Haddad was recognized by the Ohio Valley Conference as the recipient of the Outstanding Faculty Commitment to Student Success…

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Renee Bailey Iacona and her boyfriend, Yomi Martins, dressed in traditional Nigerian clothing. Martins is from Nigeria.

‘Series of Serendipitous Moments’

From her days as a first-generation college student at UT Martin to her current role on the front line of…

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Dr. Jim Bailey

In The Heart of Communities

UTHSC Jim Bailey and his team lead the research effort to improve the heart health of Tennesseans, whose state ranks…

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Narcan kit with all its contents.

Searching for Chocolate Chips

A new program will allow those dealing with drug addiction to test street drugs for the presence of the powerful…

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A Fruitful Career

David Lockwood has toiled alongside Tennessee fruit growers for nearly 50 years—its work he was, quite literally, born to do.

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The 35th UT mural in a statewide campaign can be seen by 21,000 travelers a day in Hamblen County. Photo By Stephanie Wilson

Mural Campaign Reaches 35 Sites

The University of Tennessee System’s “Everywhere You Look, UT” mural campaign added Hamblen County to its growing list of locations…

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From left, Lester Laminack, Kelly Starling Lyons, Carol Hampton Rasco, George Ella Lyon and Ronnie Erwin review books during the children’s literature conference.

UTS Welcomes Teacher Conference on Children’s Literature

UT Southern hosted a conference on Children’s Literacy: Igniting the Love for Literacy with more than 150 attendees in February.

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State of Tennessee symbol (3 stars) are covered with illustrated tangles.

Untangling a State

At what point does a challenge become too challenging? For the UT System, the answer is never. We’re tackling the…

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An illustration of a tornado made of drugs, spinning through a small town.

Disease Realities

Tennessee is in the throes of a substance abuse epidemic. It’s time for us all to get SMART.

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Gloria Thomas Anderson, left, founder of Heart Tones, offers information to attendees at the engAGING Communities Open House workshop in Nashville.

The Unknown

Even when Alzheimer's is detected early, its effects are inescapable. Often the earliest symptom to appear? Fear of the unknown.

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Betsy Logan teaches students at Martin Middle School.

Meant to Do

Now more than ever, educators need extra support. At UT Martin, support abounds.

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A student works to machine a part in the Machine Tool Research Center at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, during the ACE Bootcamp training.

Manufacturing Renaissance

If the manufacturing industry were a brick-and-mortar building, the sign on its window would read “help wanted.” UT Knoxville, however,…

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