About UT Advocacy

What is UT Advocacy?

UT Advocacy is the official grassroots network of alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends of the University of Tennessee System. Advocates believe in the University’s value to all Tennesseans and share that message with elected officials. Your voice can impact Tennessee’s future. Become an advocate today.

What are my responsibilities as an advocate?

Your responsibilities as an advocate depend upon the time and resources you have to invest. Throughout the year, we will send breaking news and updates surrounding legislative activity.  We’ll issue Advocacy Alerts during the legislative session through email and social media accounts.  When you receive an advocacy alert, we ask that you contact your elected leaders and express your support for the University of Tennessee.

What resources are available?

We provide a behind-the-scenes look at political issues impacting UT via our website and social media accounts. These are excellent resources to help familiarize you with higher education issues and UT’s stance on those issues.

To maximize your experience as an advocate, make sure you sign up to receive email updates from this blog.

If you are interested in bringing an Advocacy training session to your organization, contact us at: utadvocator@tennessee.edu.