The provost oversees a number of awards and honors that recognize and further the work of the university and its impact on the state of Tennessee.
An honorary degree is the highest form of recognition offered by the University of Tennessee. The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees authorizes the awarding of honorary degrees to recognize individuals who have benefited the institution or society through outstanding achievements or leadership.2023 Honorary Degree Nominations Current Honorary Degree Recipients
Academic Honors Program
The Academic Honors Banquet was created in 2021 to recognize the accomplishments of the university’s faculty, staff, and students in academia and research. Students, faculty, and staff receiving these honors exemplify what it means to be a Volunteer—to have the courage to step forward in leadership and service.2024 Academic Honors Nominations 2023 Award Recipients
Volunteer of Distinction