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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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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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Governor Releases FY 22-23 Proposed Budget Amendment

On Tuesday, March 29, the Lee Administration released its amendment to their 2022-2023 fiscal year proposed budget. The budget amendment adjusts the governor’s original proposal based on the State’s revenue trends. Along with most of the key UT investments the governor proposed at the beginning of the year, the budget amendment adds additional funds for … Continued


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Record-Breaking Support in Governor’s Proposed Budget

Governor Bill Lee presented the 2022 State of the State address and released his proposed budget last night. His proposal represents record-breaking funding and support to the campuses and institutes across the University of Tennessee System. Some of the investments in the governor’s proposed budget include: Making College More Affordable. The budget proposes increasing HOPE Scholarships … Continued


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