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Haslam Scholars

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The purpose of this LLC is to promote collegiality and build community among the 15 first-year Haslam Scholars. Participation in this community provides opportunities for scholars to develop life-long friendships and fosters collaborative learning. Scholars will participate in a number of curricular and co-curricular activities, which focus on program pillars of social justice, social responsibility, integrity and diversity.



Through their curricular and co-curricular activities scholars will:

  • Meet faculty across colleges and disciplines
  • Gain a better understanding of social problems and the power dynamics
    that influence them;
  • Learn to leverage their scholarship and learning to support community-based problem solving; and
  • Gain a better understanding of the importance of civic engagement in a democratic society.

Community Requirements

There are curricular and co-curricular requirements for first year scholars including:

  • Completion of HSP 257: Power (fall)
  • Completion of HSP 267: Life (Spring
  • Fifteen hours of community service at Pond Gap Elementary School
    each semester
  • Attendance at a combination of 7 Friday Faculty and Global Awareness lectures
  • Attendance at program events such as the Fall Retreat and other
    welcome activities


Dr. Matthew Blaylock
Engagement Coordinator
Honors & Scholars Programs

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