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Division of Student Life

The Division of Student Life fosters the intellectual, cultural, social, and emotional development of students by providing a climate conducive to learning and personal growth, enabling them to become fully productive members of a global community.

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Dean of Students Office

The Office of the Dean of Students is dedicated to cultivating an inclusive learning community for students at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. We value leadership and service, mattering and belonging, and compassionate care as essential themes of the student experience.

Through a holistic approach, our departments work to accomplish our mission through transformative experiences, events, and initiatives that complement the mission, vision, and values of the University and the Division of Student Life.

Pride Center

Vol Means All! The Pride Center is the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) resource center at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. We strive to be a space for all members of the UT community to engage with and explore issues relating to gender and sexuality through our events, programming, community space, and initiatives.

The mission of the Pride Center is to provide academic and social support for the LGBTQ+ community at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UT). We strive to be a space for all members of the UT community to engage with and explore issues relating to gender and sexuality. Our mission is accomplished through our educational programming focusing on gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation; our contributions to and maintenance of a campus LGBTQ+ community; and advocating for equitable access for LGBTQ+ students, faculty, and staff on campus.

Center for Student Engagement

The Center for Student Engagement creates inclusive and innovative opportunities for students to build connections and create community through meaningful involvement, personal development, and co-curricular learning to enhance their Volunteer Experience.

Clay and Debbie Jones Center for Leadership and Service

The mission of the Jones Center for Leadership and Service is to educate and engage all students to lead and serve the global community.

The Jones Center for Leadership and Service is dedicated to facilitating meaningful experiences that expose students to diverse cultures through community involvement in a broad array of activities that extend learning, foster leadership skills, and promote civic responsibility. We strive to promote a culture of inclusion and a community where diverse opinions, backgrounds, and practices have the opportunity to be voiced, heard, and respected. We are a welcoming, safe, affirming, and nurturing environment based upon cherishing the dignity of each individual. As an office, we celebrate individuals who represent different groups as defined by race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, age, disability, national origin and religion.

We hope you will join us.

Jones Center Ambassadors

The mission of the Jones Center for Leadership and Service is to educate and engage all students to lead and serve the global community. The Jones Center Ambassadors (JCAs) are a group of student leadership and service educators dedicated to serving the campus and community. They work to connect fellow students to leadership and service experiences.

Ready for the World Grant 

Chancellor’s Honors Students are eligible to apply for grants in order to fulfill their “Ready for the World” learning requirement. This grant money can be used to finance an international or intercultural experience. Students can receive $500-$3000 depending on length of experience, and monies may be applied toward financial aid award cap. Applications are accepted three times a year:

October 15th for Spring semester and Winter Break
March 1st for Mini-Term and Summer Semester
June 15th for Fall semester and Full-Year programs.