Chancellor’s Citation Awards
- Charles R. Burchett Extraordinary Contributions to Campus Life
Named for the World War II veteran, former Knox County Schools administrator, and UT dean of students to honor students and student organizations for extraordinary contributions to campus life.
- Extraordinary Academic Achievement
Honors are awarded to undergraduates who exhibit extraordinary scholarship.
- Extraordinary Campus Leadership and Service
For graduating students who are extraordinary campus leaders with significant service to others.
- Extraordinary Community Service (Faculty or Staff)
Rewards a faculty or staff member who exhibits the Volunteer spirit in the community.
- Extraordinary Community Service (Students and Organizations)
For students and student organizations that exhibit the Volunteer spirit in the community.
- Extraordinary Customer Service
For a university employee who is consistently optimistic and serves students, faculty, staff, and campus visitors with great care.
- Extraordinary Professional Promise
Honors are awarded to undergraduate and graduate students who demonstrate professional promise in teaching, research, or other contributions.
- Extraordinary Service to the University
Honors UT faculty, staff, or friends for their noteworthy service to the university.
- Graduate Student Teaching
Honors graduate student excellence in instruction.
- Outstanding Scholar Athletes
Honors students who excel exceptionally in both scholarship and athletics.
- Top Collegiate Scholars
Honors undergraduates who exhibit extraordinary scholarship.
- African American Hall of Fame Award
Awarded every five years to an African American who has made important contributions to the university. Recipients demonstrate distinguished service, leadership, and social advocacy.
- Alexander Prize
Named for former UT president and now US Senator Lamar Alexander and his wife, Honey, to recognize superior teaching and distinguished scholarship.
- Alumni Outstanding Teacher Awards
Given by the UT Alumni Association to recognize teaching excellence.
- Angie Warren Perkins Award
Named for the first dean of women at UT, this award honors outstanding leadership in campus governance or administration at the level of department head, director, or below.
- Dr. Marva Rudolph Diversity and Inter-Culturalism Unit Excellence Award
Recognizes an office, program, or department that has demonstrated outstanding leadership and made consistent contributions to advancing diversity and inclusion at UT. The office, program, or department receiving this award will have implemented diversity and inclusion initiatives that are linked to their mission and are sustainable.
- Excellence in Academic Outreach
Honors those who exemplify UT’s land-grant mission by using intellectual capital to benefit the citizens of Tennessee.
- Excellence in Advising
Bestowed by the Office of the Chancellor and the Teaching Council of the Faculty Senate to honor outstanding work in advising.
- Excellence in Teaching
Bestowed by the Office of the Chancellor and the Teaching Council of the Faculty Senate to honor outstanding work in the classroom.
- Gene Mitchell Gray Pioneer Award
Honors a student for work in promoting cultural diversity and enrichment on campus.
- Hardy Liston Jr. Symbol of Hope Award
Honors a faculty member, staff member, or friend of the university who demonstrates a commitment to diversity and multiculturalism.
- Jefferson Prize
Honors a tenured or tenure-track faculty member for significant contributions through research and creative activity.
- Jimmy and Ileen Cheek Graduate Student Medal of Excellence
Awarded annually to an outstanding student currently pursuing a PhD who has completed at least four semesters of study.
- L. R. Hesler Award
Established by students, colleagues, and friends of the longtime head of the botany department and former dean of the College of Arts and Sciences to reward exceptional teaching and service.
- LGBTQ Advocate Award
Recognizes a faculty member, staff member, or student who demonstrates a commitment to advancing lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues on campus.
- LGBTQ Student Leadership Award
Given by the Commission for LGBT People; recognizes a student who demonstrates a commitment to advancing lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues on campus.
The highest faculty award, which celebrates and honors a distinguished career and a solid commitment to students, scholarship, and society.
- Notable UT Woman Award
Recognizes a female faculty member, staff member, student, or alumna whose accomplishments bring great distinction to the university.
- Ready for the World Award
Recognizes those who enhance the intercultural and international awareness of students and the campus community.
- Research and Creative Achievement
Given to senior faculty in recognition of excellence in research, scholarship, and creative achievement.
- Research and Creative Achievement—Professional Promise
Honors faculty members who are early in their careers for their excellence in research, scholarship, and creative achievement.
- Success in Multidisciplinary Research Award
Given to a team of faculty members in more than one academic college who have succeeded in gaining major external resources and recognition for multidisciplinary research.
The highest honor given to UT students, this distinction reminds all students that those who bear the Torch of Enlightenment shadow themselves to give light to others. Given to honor graduating seniors for academic excellence and service to the university and society at large.
- Undergraduate Research Mentor of the Year
Honors a faculty member who has shown outstanding commitment to mentoring undergraduate research students.
- Undergraduate Researcher of the Year
Honors a junior or senior who has demonstrated excellence in undergraduate research through independent inquiry, classes, and student employment.