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Students For Humanities

If you are an undergraduate student majoring in a humanities field, you don’t want to miss the opportunity to become a part of Students For Humanities!

Hosted by the UT Humanities Center and started as a pilot program in the fall of 2017, the Students for Humanities program supports undergraduate humanities research at the University of Tennessee and provides opportunities for collegiality as well as creative, collaborative, and fun activities for undergraduate humanities majors.

Students For Humanities is run by students under the mentorship of a faculty/staff advisor. Members can meet students from different majors and host convivial activities throughout the academic year; connect to performance, discussion, and research events; and engage community outreach and support. The club’s mission is to promote

  • the activities hosted by the UT Humanities Center;
  • humanities inquiry in all of its forms;
  • the creative enrichment of the association members through humanities activities;
  • the development and implementation of undergraduate research/academic projects and education.

The UT Humanities Center supports Students for Humanities by

  • providing an annual budget for club meetings, visiting lectures, book and film discussions, and other club activities;
  • providing access to information and funding for undergraduate research activities; and
  • providing permanently reserved, furnished club space in the Center as well as access to the Center’s presentation and seminar rooms.

To be eligible to join Students for Humanities, you must be an enrolled, full-time undergraduate student at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville; must have attended UT for at least one semester; must be a major in at least one of the UTHC affiliated departments; and must be in (and maintain) excellent academic and disciplinary standing with the University and its affiliated programs.

Here’s what to do if you wish to participate in the Students for Humanities program:

  • Self-nomination: You can nominate yourself for induction into the club. Just fill out the application form available at this site, which will ask you for information about yourself as well as an endorsement from a UTK tenure-line faculty member whose primary position is in one of the UTHC affiliated departments (Art, Classics, English, History, Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures, Music, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Theatre);
  • External nomination: You can be nominated by a faculty member with whom you work or by members of another organization of which you are a member. For example, we recognize nominations from the following affiliated UTK academic programs: College Scholars, Chancellor’s Honors, Haslam Scholars, 1794 Scholars, Honors Leadership, or department honors programs. If you belong to a department honors society, you may be nominated by that society as a liaison for the organization—such as Sigma Tau Delta, Pi Kappa Lambda, Alpha Psi Omega, Pi Delta Phi, Eta Sigma Phi, Phi Alpha Theta, Phi Beta Kappa, and Phi Kappa Phi.

To be considered for membership, you should submit a one-page application to the Students for Humanities advisor, and thereafter are notified about your induction status.

Student Application Form

Affiliated Undergraduate Honors Societies

Asking for a Faculty Nomination Template

Office of Undergraduate Research


We hope to see you at the UT Humanities Center as a Student For Humanities sometimes soon!

For more information, contact the Center at 865-974-4222.

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