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Big Orange Emojis to Share Your Vol Spirit

Add some Vol spirit to your texts with new Big Orange emojis. These emoji-like stickers can be shared in your text messages and on social media. Open the Big Orange emoji webpage in your mobile device’s web browser and follow the instructions. Check back often for more scenes from Vol Nation.


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Learn to be an Active Bystander through Volunteers Speak UP!

The Center for Health Education and Wellness will host ten open Volunteers Speak UP! sessions throughout September and October, focusing on relationship and sexual violence prevention and alcohol awareness. RSVP for one of the sessions here.


Campus Safety Awareness Month Events

UT Police Department is hosting multiple events this month for National Campus Safety Awareness Month, partnering with several campus organizations to help educate and equip students, faculty, and staff with safety programming and information, including a women-only self-defense class and an “Ask A Cop/UTPD 101″ session.


UTPD Opens Office in Hodges Library

UTPD has expanded its reach by opening an annex office in Hodges Library. UTPD officers are staffing Room 135 from noon to 2:00 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays. In this new location, UTPD officers can take police reports, register students’ valuable items through their Operation ID program, and answer questions from students, faculty, staff, and visitors.



UT Offers Safety Tips During Emergency Preparedness Month

Severe weather is a common occurrence in East Tennessee, making it the perfect topic to kick off National Emergency Preparedness Month. It’s easy to forget how dangerous lightning, damaging winds, floods, and hail can be. Do you know how to protect yourself? Learn more on UT’s Safety website.


In the Red Zone: How to Prevent Sexual Assault

Red Zone is a term used to describe the period in the fall semester when students are statistically more at risk for sexual assault. Pop-up Red Zone installations will be placed around campus this month where you can sign a pledge, learn facts about the Red Zone, and receive a “Does Not Mean Yes” T-shirt.

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Brick by Brick Pregame on the Strip This Weekend

The City of Knoxville, the Cumberland Avenue Merchants Association, and Merle 96.7 will host the Brick by Brick Pregame on the Strip from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. this Saturday on Cumberland Avenue. The closed-street event will feature booths with food vendors, games, souvenir giveaways, and music.



Everything You Need to Know About RecSports

Curious about upcoming registration dates for intramural sports? Interested in going on an outdoor adventure? Want to figure out when TRECS and other facilities will be open during the upcoming three-day weekend? Check the RecSports Report to keep up with all of RecSports’ recreational offerings.

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Join the Regal Rowdies for UT vs. Navy Soccer Game

The Regal Rowdies, the official student fan group of the UT women’s soccer team, invite you to come join their student section for the soccer game versus Navy at 7:00 p.m. tomorrow in Regal Soccer Stadium. The group suggests you arrive early for the best spots with the “Goal Patrol” and the “Bench Hecklers.”

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