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The Torch – A Guide to Sorority & Fraternity Life at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville


What is The Torch?

The Torch is a comprehensive guide to the sorority & fraternity life community at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Covering an overview of all aspects of membership and the experience, The Torch highlights to all four councils, 47 chapters, affiliate programs and organizations, benefits of membership, requirements & expectations, recruitment, philanthropy & service, definition of terms, locations on campus, and general FAQs.

Who is The Torch for?

Everyone! Updated annually, The Torch provides a snapshot of what the sorority & fraternity life community is and what they value. If you are a potential new member, family member, incoming student, active member, alumni, or someone wanting to learn more about sorority & fraternity life on Rocky Top, The Torch is for you.

How can I download The Torch?

You can download The Torch in PDF or Word documents for accessibility.


What if I have questions about The Torch?

Let us know! Feel free to contact the Office of Sorority & Fraternity Life at or 865-974-2236 if you have any questions. Contact information regarding recruitment/intake, chapters, councils, and OSFL can be found in The Torch or on this website under “About Us” and “How to Join.”

Previous Versions of The Torch

2022-23 Academic Year

2021-22 Academic Year