Ignite Leadership group will hold their annual kickoff on Wednesday, Aug. 27. The event will be from 4 to 5 p.m. in the UC Lower Plaza.
The Ignite teams will provide freshmen with information about UT and ways to get involved on campus, hoping to make students' transition from high school to college smooth while providing potential leadership activities.
Each team is led by an upper class mentor who meets with them once a week for the first eight weeks of Fall Semester. The leader will continue to serve as a mentor for the rest of their freshman year.
Topics covered by the team leader include motivation, campus traditions and setting goals. Emphasis is placed on academic success, especially when combined with campus involvement. Ignite also covers things such as how to avoid red tape at UT and campus safety.
Applications for campus organizations including Freshman Council are provided to Ignite members.
Ignite is open to all freshmen. More information is available by e-mailing leader@utk.edu.