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Big Orange Family Campaign

Join the Journey

The Big Orange Family Campaign is an annual month-long initiative to enhance philanthropy among faculty and staff.

This year, the theme is “Together.” In the spirit of working together, we established a new fund – The Student Emergency Fund.

Over the years, faculty and staff have shared stories about students who need some additional financial help in order to register for classes or purchase materials, such as clickers, required for a course, but could not find a source of funding. The Student Emergency Fund will fill this void and be used to help any student in the College of Arts and Sciences who finds themselves in an unforeseen financial emergency. In order to be eligible, a student must be a declared major in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. We hope you consider support for this important initiative.

Giving back is an opportunity for faculty and staff to be the Volunteer difference at the University of Tennessee. Participation from our faculty and staff demonstrates that UT is one of the best investments for a potential donor’s philanthropic support. When we give, we inspire alumni and friends to invest in UT.

Faculty and staff have already established a strong history of giving back to the university in many ways. Over the past four years, faculty and staff exceeded our expectations and moved the employee giving percentage from 16 to 52 percent.

This year we invite you to participate in the 2018 Big Orange Family Campaign. Together, we can help our students succeed!

If you made a gift after July 1, 2017, your gift will count towards the campaign.

Ways to Give

College of Arts and Sciences Executive Committee Members

This year’s faculty and staff executive committee and team leaders, organized by academic and administrative units, are listed below by their respective units. If you have questions about the campaign, need campaign materials or wish to make a gift, please see one of your unit’s team captains.

Social Sciences

Social Sciences 47.24%

Natural Sciences

Naatural Sciences 44.6%

Visual Arts and Music

Visual and Performing Arts 59.7%


Humanities 45.66%

Final participation rate

College of Arts & Sciences 47%

For frequently asked questions about the Big Orange Family Campaign, click here.

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