General Information

A charter member of the Southeastern Conference, Tennessee's athletic department is one of only a handful nationwide that does not receive state funds.

Athletic Department Facts

  • Chancellor:
    Dr. Jimmy Cheek
  • Vice Chancellor/Director of Athletics:
    Dave Hart
  • Chairman, Executive Committee, Athletics Board:
    Dr. Donald Bruce
  • NCAA/SEC Faculty Rep:
    Dr. Donald Bruce
  • Location:
    Knoxville, Tenn.
  • Founded:
    1794
  • Nickname:
    Volunteers
  • Colors:
    Orange (PMS 151) and White
  • Band:
    Pride of the Southland

Our Mission

To inspire and support our student-athletes in the pursuit of comprehensive excellence.

Our Vision

To represent the University of Tennessee among the nation's premier athletics programs by developing student-athletes who graduate, compete for championships and conduct themselves in a first-class manner, honoring and fulfilling the Volunteer spirit.

Core Values

Integrity without compromise
National leadership
Service to our students, fans, and community
Personal accountability
Inclusion and respect for the individual
Relentless competitiveness
Excellence in education

 

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