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UT Advocacy is the official grassroots network of the University of Tennessee.
Our UT Advocates are thousands of alumni, employees, students and friends who believe in the University’s value to all Tennesseans and share that message with elected officials. We believe that your voice matters, and together, we can make a difference. Become an advocate today.

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President Joe DiPietro Presents Budget Testimony

UT President Presents Top Funding Priorities in FY18-19 Budget Hearing

Governor Bill Haslam kicked off his annual budget hearings this week, hearing the requests and funding priorities of state agencies, departments, and public institutions of higher education.  The funding priorities of state entities are weighed each year in light of competing interests, available resources, and the Governor’s priorities as he prepares his spending plan for … Continued


Impact Tennessee: Fall Advocacy Event Series Begins for UT Alumni

A new advocacy event series has launched this fall for UT alumni across the state.  Join University of Tennessee President Dr. Joe DiPietro and his special advisor, Phillip Fulmer, along with other special guests to learn how your story and the story of all UT campuses and institutes can impact Tennessee for the greater good. … Continued


UT Legislative Interns from 2017

UT Office of Government Relations and Advocacy Seeks Public Policy Intern

The University of Tennessee Office of Government Relations & Advocacy is seeking a dynamic legislative/public policy intern for the 2018 spring semester.  This is an opportunity for a graduate or undergraduate student with an interest in the intersection of higher education policy and politics to gain unique experience in both federal and state government relations … Continued


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