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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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Governor Bill Lee Holds Higher Education Budget Hearing

The Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) shared its FY 23-24 higher education funding recommendations with Governor Bill Lee on Thursday, November 10. The proposed spending plan includes record increases in operating funds and capital projects for the University of Tennessee. It also recommends fully funding the state’s performance-based formula at $150M to recognize improved outcomes … Continued


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UT Government Relations Team Seeking Legislative Intern for 2023 Spring Semester

The University of Tennessee Office of Government Relations & Advocacy is seeking a legislative intern for the 2023 spring semester (January-May). 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 and … Continued


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112th General Assembly Adjourns Sine Die

The second session of the 112th General Assembly adjourned last week on Thursday, April 28, concluding a successful legislative session for the University of Tennessee. Along with the historic investments in the state budget, the University secured 100% of its legislative agenda. These priorities included codifying the UT System’s newest campus, UT Southern, and establishing … Continued


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Historic UT Investments Included in FY 22-23 State Budget

On Thursday, the Tennessee General Assembly passed a historic budget for the University of Tennessee. The 2022-23 fiscal year state budget includes funding for student scholarships, salary increases for higher education employees across the state, plus millions in new investments for campuses and institutes within the University of Tennessee System. We hope UT Advocates will help … Continued


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