Outreach

UT Knoxville and the UT Institute of Agriculture earned the 2015 Carnegie Community Engagement Classification for collaborating with community partners to address society's most pressing needs.

The Center for Leadership & Service takes hundreds of helping hands on alternative spring and fall break trips to other countries as well as regions in the US, improving homes, churches, and communities in need.

Tennessee’s only Center for Children’s and Young Adult Literature promotes the use of literature in the education and lives of children and young adults by providing workshops for teachers and librarians, and sponsoring talks by authors and illustrators which are open to the public.

UT's Paul D. Coverdell Fellows program provides graduate school scholarships to returned Peace Corps volunteers who complete a degree-related internship in an underserved American community while they pursue their studies.

Our Social Work Office of Research and Public Service works directly with state agencies and regional policy makers, linking them to academic and professional resources. This past year, more than $12 million in work was contracted through SWORPS.

The non-profit Archaeological Research Lab is a consulting and research unit dedicated to the conduct of high quality and timely work for government agencies and private entities, while providing hands-on learning opportunities for students, educators, and the public.

The Partnering to Improve History Teaching in East Tennessee team makes class visits, puts on teaching workshops and field trips, and collaborates with the East Tennessee Historical Society on National History Day.

The International Health Care Mission is an intensive clinical experience that provides nursing students with the opportunity to immerse themselves in a new culture while developing their skills.

Students participating in UT Housing’s Habitat Build and Habitat Blitz Build make a difference in the lives of Knoxville families by building houses together with community partners, including the future homeowners.

Approximately 400 students partner each year with East Tennessee Children’s Hospital in For the Kids at UTK with the goal of raising funds to battle childhood cancer and blood disorders.

Each summer, UT hosts the state's top high school students at the Tennessee Governor's Schools of Science and Engineering. And each October, the College of Engineering hosts Engineers Day when UT students and faculty interact with hundreds of potential engineering students from high schools across the region.

The College of Arts and Sciences operates the UT Psychological Clinic in the university's Conference Center in downtown Knoxville. The Clinic is the primary training site for students in the clinical psychology doctoral program, and 80 percent of its clients are from the general public.

At UT and across the state, the Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation fosters an entrepreneurial culture by developing student skills, providing experiential learning opportunities, and connecting students with mentors and resources that can help them successfully start and grow new businesses.



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