- Class: Sophomore
- Major: Business
- Gender: M
- High School: Grimsley High School
- Transfer Student: N
I'll always remember watching the UGA fans leave early both years that I've been here, as we beat them in Football. The roar of the stadium is life-changing and inspiring. School pride here is completely polar opposite of home, where basketball season in the spring unites the students. Here at Tennessee, football fall weekends bring the city to life and pride of the state shows truest. I spend the most time on campus in the fraternity house, with my brothers, whom I have learned to confide in, as well as the very same people who motivate me to acheive and lead around campus. The administration hates the greek system, though we have multiple chapters on campus that are the best in the nation for their particular chapter. I feel like the days of great greek life is over, as it has been invaded by media and by liberal ideals, and it has steadily gone on a decline since. However, lingering traditions within the greek community remain. Greeks rule the campus, and UTK has done a fine job in producing great alumni from the greek community. The strip makes it feel like there is very little near campus, but the fort makes up for it. Bomb threats scare people, but so does change.
Some professors know who I am, some don't. I hate sciences, but love spanish and math. I study quite a bit, but get things done ahead of time so I can play harder. Class participation is uncommon unless provoked by the instructor. School of business can't retain any of its advisors, so I don't know who has my life in their hands anymore. I think that the school's entry requirements are increasing, putting us ahead of UGA when educational value and sports are compared.
Most people I deal with are not in the minority. UTK lacks diversity, and doesn't do a great job of encouraging interaction with the minority student body. Most students wear school colors around campus, however the greek community has a good image as far as dress code goes, but then again, keep in mind the liberal/artsy crowd that dress in an eccentric manner.
The Best Things
The atomsphere as a student latenight on a weekend or gameday at the stadium
The Worst Things
Administration opinion of fraternities/fraternity row