Referring to the University

University of Tennessee: Name of the administrative/governing body for the statewide University of Tennessee system. On second and subsequent reference, UT System (capitalized as shown). The UT System may be referred to as “the University” on second or subsequent mention and, if so, University must be capitalized. 

University of Tennessee System Administration: Name of the administrative/governing body. On second and subsequent reference, UT System Administration (capitalized as shown). 

UT System: 
[general] The statewide collective. The campuses, institutes, divisions, offices, properties and facilities statewide that make up the University as a whole. 

Order for Listing all UT Campuses and Institutes
Campuses should be grouped and listed from east to west followed by the Space Institute in Tullahoma and ending with the two statewide institutes, which should be alphabetized. For example:

“The University of Tennessee System is comprised of campuses at Knoxville, Chattanooga, Pulaski and Martin; the Health Science Center at Memphis; the Space Institute at Tullahoma; and the statewide Institute of Agriculture and Institute for Public Service.”


  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville
    UT Knoxville or UTK
  • University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
    UT Chattanooga or UTC

  • University of Tennessee Southern
    UT Southern or UTS

  • University of Tennessee at Martin
    UT Martin or UTM

  • University of Tennessee Health Science Center
    UT Health Science Center or UTHSC 

  • University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture
    UT Institute of Agriculture or UTIA 

  • University of Tennessee Institute for Public Service
    UT Institute for Public Service or IPS

  • University of Tennessee Space Institute
    UT Space Institute or UTSI

  • University of Tennessee Alumni Association
    UT Alumni Association or UTAA

  • University of Tennessee Foundation
    UT Foundation or UTFI

  • University of Tennessee Research Foundation
    UT Research Foundation or UTRF

  • University of Tennessee Research Park at Cherokee Farm
    UT Research Park or UTRP