The University of Tennessee, KnoxvilleThe Howard H. Baker, Jr. Center for Public Policy
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Student Programs

Recognizing the critical importance of active citizenship, student programs provided by the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy engage young people in public service through academics, policy research, direct service experiences, and community-building opportunities, thereby developing students’ knowledge of democracy, role as a citizen, and offering research opportunities in policy, particularly related to  global security and energy and the environment.

Because the students of today will be the key decision-makers of tomorrow, the Baker Center offers several programs for high-achieving  students with a healthy interest in politics and policy. Select a program below to learn more.

The Baker Center Living and Learning Community for incoming UT Freshman.

Baker Scholars for rising UT Juniors and Seniors and above interested in research. 

Baker Ambassadors for UT Sophomores and up interested in promoting the Baker Center’s mission via educational and social events

Whether working with a faculty mentor on a project, living in a dormitory with other political enthusiasts, or working with other students to organize a roundtable discussion, the Baker Center’s programs offer a number of learning and leadership opportunities for students to explore their interests.