The Chancellor’s Honors Program offers high-achieving students a space in which they can grow academically, professionally, and personally during their time at UT. Our students are expected to maintain a strong academic record, participate in the academic discourse of the university, and support our culture of engagement and service.
It is often our students that are in high-profile positions of leadership on campus: SGA presidents, Daily Beacon editors-in-chief, and Torchbearer recipients. Chancellor’s Honors Program students are not just good students; they are good citizens of the UT community. They participate in campus events and they lead campus organizations.
CHP students are also good citizens of the Knoxville community, participating in community service through a variety of local service-oriented organizations including The Joy of Music School, Bridge Refugee Services, and Ijams Nature Center. We proudly support our students in any way we can as they serve our local community.
“One that beareth a torch shadoweth oneself to give light to others.”
– Volunteer Creed
We also encourage and support our students in expanding their reach to explore the world beyond Knoxville. Annually, a large number of CHP students travel abroad for study, research, and service in fulfillment of our Ready for the World requirement. These international experiences prove invaluable as they apply for competitive fellowships, graduate programs, and jobs.
If you’ve visited UT’s campus, you are probably familiar with the Torchbearer statue in Circle Park. The Torchbearer is a longstanding symbol of the University of Tennessee. As Volunteers, we abide by the creed, “One that beareth a torch shadoweth oneself to give light to others.” Upon graduation from the University of Tennessee, members of the Chancellor’s Honors Program receive a medallion designed with this creed in mind. The medallion’s torch symbolizes the light our students carry as an Honors Volunteer.
Our core values are intellectual curiosity, critical awareness, and social responsibility. If these values appeal to you, we hope that you will apply to join the Chancellor’s Honors Program.
Rebekah Page, Associate Director