(Updated: July 6, 2023)

As the governing body of The University of Tennessee, the Board of Trustees has full authority and control over the University’s organization and administration, constituent parts, and funds. The Board has all express powers granted by acts of the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee.

These bylaws lay out a broad overview of the University’s governance, structure and organization.

Download the complete bylaws (PDF)



If you have questions regarding the bylaws or the University’ governance please email trustees@tennessee.edu