Advocacy Overview

Reminding elected officials about the university’s value to all Tennesseans is key to UT’s success.


The Alumni Legislative Council is on the front line.

Sixty representatives from all UT campuses and institutes leverage their expertise and leadership to ensure UT’s success for the betterment of the state. Convening at the start of the legislative session, the legislative council is coached by the UT Office of Government Relations and Advocacy on funding priorities and greatest needs linked to increasing the capacity of educating students, producing research and providing outreach.

See the ALC members

Become an Advocate

The Advocacy Network is the University of Tennessee’s official grassroots effort. It includes close to 9,000 alumni, employees, students and friends who believe in the university’s value to all Tennesseans and share that message with elected officials.

Join UT Advocacy today