'Through organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, students are able to take responsibility for the campus in which they learn and the community in which they live.'
Last year's event saw approximately 40 participants, though Kridler said the organization expects to increase its number of attendees this time around.
Shantytown participants are required to raise a minimum of $25, though Kridler encourages them to aim for more, as all of the money goes to a good cause.
All students are invited to attend the event, which begins at 4 p.m. today, even if they do not plan to stay the night. For more information regarding the event or Habitat for Humanity, contact the chapter at habitat@utk.edu or Kridler at 423-237-1831.