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Honors Leadership Program

The Honors Leadership Program (HLP) helps scholars understand the theoretical and practical application of leadership. Scholars in this program are always trying to improve things and make the world better. Scholars enhance methods and constructs through practical leadership experience, such as establishing engineering clubs to promote STEM education in rural Tennessee, advocating for increased sustainability at UT, and managing successful Student Government Association election campaigns.

Program Highlights

Scholars complete an exclusive honors leadership curriculum taught by leading faculty in the department of Educational Leadership & Policy. You will receive a special invitation to Ignite, summer leadership for incoming students, participate in small honors seminars, and have opportunities to participate in national and international leadership and service programs. Your final project as an Honors Leadership Program scholar will be to design a capstone leadership project that digs deeper into your leadership perspective.

Academic Expectations

Students must complete both curricular and co-curricular components and maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 to remain in good standing.

Our Scholars 

Each year, HLP invites approximately 100 rising leadership scholars of the University of Tennessee to join the Honors Leadership Program. Our scholars embark on a journey to learn about their personal leadership and then strive to be personal and socially responsible leaders in their communities, whether they be on campus or globally.  HLP scholars are life-long learners and are career-ready upon graduation. 

Our scholars are routinely involved in all aspects of campus leadership culture and come from a multitude of academic disciplines. Leadership projects by scholars have ranged from leadership in healthcare to robotics and engineering. We believe that leadership is not positional, and that anyone is capable of being a leader. 

Our Curriculum 

Scholars in the Honors Leadership Program will embark on a 13 credit-hour minor, which culminates with a leadership capstone project.  Students will have the opportunity to dialogue and learn from leadership scholars from our Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Department. Students are also involved in co-curricular activities designed to enhance cultural competence and emotional intelligence. All HLP scholars must maintain a minimum 3.5 GPA and make adequate progress on the HLP curricular requirements each year. Upon graduation HLP scholars will earn a minor in Leadership Studies, and are granted an Honors Leadership medallion. 

 


 

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