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Student Success Guide

This guide is designed to help students navigate the UT Libraries and other helpful resources.

Campus Resources

Here at UT Libraries, we want to help you succeed as a student. We know that doesn't just mean connecting you with help for research; you've got to take care of yourself, too. Here are some campus resources that might be helpful while you're a student at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.


Student Health Center: Taking care of your physical health is important, and the Student Health Center is here to help. Visit their website to learn about eligibility and cost, services, and to book appointments. 

Counseling CenterJust as important as your physical health, taking care of your mental health is essential. Visit their website to learn more about the counseling services available to students. 

974-HELP: Are you or another Vol experiencing distress? Developed to help students reach their academic goals and to help maintain a safe community and learning environment for all students, 974-HELP creates a safe, nonjudgmental place for students to be understood and supported.

Pride CenterThe lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) resource center at UTK, the Pride Center provides events, programming, community space, and initiatives to engage and explore issues relating to gender and sexuality.

Frieson Black Cultural Center: This gathering place offers a library/reading room, computer lab, student lounge, gallery, multipurpose rooms, a student organization suite, conference rooms, and more. It serves as a place for the campus community to learn, share ideas, and discuss experiences. 

Veterans' Resource CenterLocated on the ground floor of Hodges Library, this resource provides assistance for active duty service members, veterans, reservists, guardsmen, and family members using their VA educational benefits.

Student Disability Services: This service works to establish an inclusive environment where every aspect of the university experience is readily accessible for all students without barriers or bias.

Big Orange Meal ShareA short-term assistance programs that allocates meals to students in need, visit their website to either sign up or donate meals.

Big Orange Pantry: Open Wednesdays and Fridays from 2-5pm, this service provides emergency food assistance to UT students, faculty, and staff. 

Smokey's Pantry: Smokey's Pantry serves the UT community to combat food insecurity. No qualifying information is required.

Smokey's Closet: Smokey’s Closet provides free, gently used professional clothing and accessories to students at UT. Students check-in and can receive one free outfit.

The Free Store: The Free Store is a community share space that allows UT students to shop for free, high-quality, lightly-used clothing, kitchenware, accessories, and small appliances at regularly scheduled Free Store Pop-Up events held throughout each academic year. Look out for events on their Instagram page.

Student OrganizationsFinding a group of people who share your interests is a great way to enhance your university experience. This list details 600+ student organizations at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.