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UT welcomes the best and brightest to our university. We’re here to challenge you, offering a multitude of leadership opportunities, along with more than 60 honors degree concentrations.

Our Honors and Scholars Programs provide a more intimate college experience within the context of a large research university by integrating academic achievement and student life within a culture of intellectual and civic engagement.

Haslam Scholars Program

The Haslam Scholars Program was founded in 2008 with a generous gift from Jimmy and Dee Haslam and Jim and Natalie Haslam. Their aim was to create a program that would attract the best and brightest scholars in Tennessee and others from around the country to receive their education at the University of Tennessee and become productive citizens of the state of Tennessee.

Honors Leadership Program

The Honors Leadership Program enables high-achieving students to develop their leadership identity through an interdisciplinary program for all majors.

Chancellor’s Honors Program

The Chancellor’s Honors Program (CHP) is UT’s largest university-wide honors program. Founded in 1985, CHP membership is approximately 8 percent of the university’s undergraduates and serves students majoring in every discipline offered by the university.

1794 Scholars Program

The 1794 Scholars Program is a two-year honors enrichment program focused on the Volunteer experience.