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Letter from Student Body President, Adam Roddy
Class of 2016, Congratulations and welcome to the University of Tennessee Knoxville! It is an honor to welcome you here, and I am positive your next few years will be some of the best in each of your lives. Here in "Big Orange Country," you will learn new things, have memorable experiences, and make lifelong friends. Throughout your time you will grow and come to possess the "Volunteer Spirit" all UT students have. There are limitless opportunities available so I encourage all of you to do your best to take advantage of them. A great way to enjoy all of what UT has to offer is to get inVOLved in campus clubs and organizations. There are over 400 registered student organizations on campus that offer something for every student. You can join an Ignite Team, an upperclassman led group of new students that offers an insider's perspective on UT and leadership development. It is also a great way to meet people. To learn more about this program and the many others offered by The Center for Leadership & Service, check out their website, leadershipandservice.utk.edu. At this website you can learn and apply for many other great organizations and programs such as Alternative Break Trips and Dance Marathon. Also, check out activities.utk.edu to learn more about other great organizations such as Central Programming Council. Another place to get involved on campus is The Student Government Association (SGA) which offers many involvement opportunities in its branches: Freshman Council, Student Senate, and Student Services. Applications for each branch of SGA can be found on our website, sga.utk.edu. The University of Tennessee also offers an opportunity to play sports competitively or recreationally. You can join intramural and club sports teams through REC sports! For a more comprehensive look at all the clubs and organizations UT has to offer, check out http://go.utk.edu/, which lists all registered campus organizations, their descriptions, and contact information to get inVOLved. Be on the lookout during orientation and the beginning of the fall semester for opportunities to join these great clubs and organizations! Welcome Week and its activities can be a great way to do this and ensure that your first week on campus is the best it can be! If you have any questions, suggestions for SGA, or want to get involved please do not hesitate to visit the SGA office on the third floor of the University Center or email me at email@example.com. Your next four years will fly by, but they will be ones you will never forget.
|Congratulations again, Class of 2016, good luck, and GO VOLS!
Adam Roddy, Student Body President
Student Government Association
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