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The University of Tennessee belongs to all of us.

Our hope is that every individual member of our community can say “I belong at UT.”

For this to happen, each of us must believe that we matter—that our stories matter, that our words matter, and that we each matter at UT.

Being a Volunteer means stepping forward and having the courage to act. We must put actions behind our words and ensure that everyone feels like they matter and belong on Rocky Top.

Vol is a Verb is an invitation to a conversation. It is a collective call to action to work together as a campus community to help make our campus a place where everyone belongs. The Volunteer experience should be accessible to everyone. Every single one of us has a story to tell, and every one of our stories is important.

Dear World visits the University of Tennessee

Chancellor Donde Plowman shares her thoughts on belonging during the Dear World photo shoots at UT.