Diversity & Community Relations

Community Outreach

Education College Access Program (ECAP)

We are a sponsor of Early College Awareness Program (ECAP), a partnership with Project Grad Knoxville, Multicultural Student Life, and the UTK Office of Undergraduate Admissions. The purpose of this program is to expose elementary school students and their parents to college. Undergraduate business students host workshops for the student and a question-and-answer session for the parents.

Project Grad Knoxville


T.E.N.S.E. Summit – Teaching to Eliminate Negative Stereotypes through Education

The Haslam College of Business, the UTK Office of Undergraduate Admissions, and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion supports the T.E.N.S.E Summit. The T.E.N.S.E. Summit is geared toward youth and young adults between the ages of 12-17 and 18-32 who are committed to making positive changes in themselves and their community through education, music, and style. The summit features breakout sessions addressing these areas.

TENSE Summit


Knoxville Area Urban League (KAUL) Partnership

The Haslam College of Business has partnered with the Knoxville Area Urban League’s “National Achievers” program that targets high school students demonstrating academic strength.

As a part of this initiative, students are brought to the UT campus for career workshops, exposing them to the different majors and career opportunities that can be pursued at UT. The first event was fall 2006, and future events are planned that also will draw from Urban League programs in Chattanooga, Nashville and Memphis.

The KAUL


Teen Summit and Black Issues Conference

In partnership with the Knoxville Area Urban League, our office is a sponsor of the Teen Summit and Black Issues Conference. The Teen Summit event is held in conjunction with the Black Issues Conference which immerses young people in a college setting to a unique educational and development experience, focused on important skills for success in college, work and life. While youth participants learn to navigate the college experience, adults participating in the Black Issues Conference are provided with structured professional development and skill building workshops.


School Partnerships

High School Name City Academic Academy Name
Austin East HS Knoxville Business and Finacne
Memphis Business Academy Memphis Business Management
Whitehaven HS Memphis Banking and Finance
Antioch HS  Nashville Accounting
Antioch HS Nashville Banking and Finance
Antioch HS Nashville Entrepreneurship
Antioch HS Nashville Healthcare Business
Cane Ridge HS Nashville Healthcare Business
Glencliff HS Nashville Entrepreneurship
Hillsboro HS Nashville Global Marketing & Logistics
Hillwood HS Nashville Business Leadership
Hunter's Lane HS Nashville Business Management
Hunter's Lane HS Nashville Entrepreneurship
Hunter's Lane HS Nashville Marketing Communication 
Maplewood HS Nashville Entrepreneurship 
McGavock HS Nashville Banking and Finance
Mc Gavock HS Nashville Entrepreneurship
Overton HS Nashville Event Marketing
Pear-Cohn HS Nashville Sports and Entertainment Management
MNPS Virtual School Nashville Business Management
MNPS Virtual School  Nashville Marketing Communication 
Whites Creek HS Nashville Entrepreneurship