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Co-curricular activities complement in-class experiences. Honors Leadership Program students maintain active involvement in campus organizations, participate enthusiastically in program-sponsored events, and engage in campus conversations about leadership and service.

Sponsored by the Center for Leadership and Service, Ignite is a unique opportunity for incoming students to jumpstart their leadership journey at UT. Honors Leadership students participate in Ignite to discover UT traditions, further their leadership potential, and meet other new students and student leaders.

Honors Leadership students are required to live in the program’s Living and Learning Community (LLC) to help build meaningful connections and relationships amongst their cohort. By fostering a cohesive community in the first year, the LLC will create a foundational support system for their campus career.

The Leadership Legacy Series (LLS) engages students through interactive workshops so they may further develop their leadership identity outside the classroom. The LLS serves as a laboratory for leadership exploration, development, and experimentation and challenges students to apply their classroom experience to real-world situations.

As leadership does not just exist within the university, the Leadership Beyond Campus (LBC) requirement seeks to expose students to what leadership looks like beyond the campus environment. To complete LBC, students find an opportunity where they can practice leadership in a real world, non-campus based setting. This experience will prepare them to apply the leadership skills learned through HLP after graduation.

Due to the HLP’s commitment to discovery of self, students are encouraged to explore their desired profession through job shadowing and internships. By exposing students to industry leadership, members of the HLP will contextualize how diverse leadership styles are used by individuals to drive success.

Community service is a way for HLP students to connect with the community in which the University of Tennessee exists. A core component of becoming a socially responsible leader, community service deepens students’ understanding of issues affecting society.

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