Some useful information about the University:


  • UT Is an IRS 170(C) organization [not a 501(c)(3)]
    • All 501(c)(3) organizations are non-profits, but not all non-profits are 501(c)(3).
    • UT is a non-profit, and it is a 170(c).


  • UT is an instrumentality of the State of Tennessee


  • UT is a public higher education institution


  • The only large State of TN agency that lacks a headquarters in Nashville.



Leadership Structure


See President’s org chart:




The University of Tennessee, a public university system, is composed of the following:

  • Campuses:
    1. Chattanooga;
    2. Health Science Center;
    3. Knoxville; and
    4. Martin
  • Institutes:
    1. Institute of Agriculture;
      1. Ag Research
      2. College of Veterinary Medicine
  • UT Extension
  1. Institute for Public Service; and
    1. Center for Industrial Services (CIS);
    2. County Technical Assistance Service (CTAS);
  • Law Enforcement Innovation Center (LEIC);
  1. Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS);
  2. Naifeh Center for Effective Leadership
  1. Space Institute
  • Administration:
    1. UT System Administration


UT’s legal name

The University of Tennessee



UT’s federal ID

62-6001636.  UT’s W-9 is located on the Controller’s Office website:



  • UT has offices in all 95 counties of the State of Tennessee, primarily due to UT Extension.
  • An office in D.C.



The University is exempt from most taxes in the State of Tennessee, and is exempt from certain taxes in other states (CO, FL, ID, IL, IN, KA, KY, ME, MI, MN, MO, NJ, NM, ND, OH, RI, TX, WV).  See the University’s Controller’s Office website for more details.


Business Structure


  • The University has over 1,400 bill-to and over 2,000 ship-to addresses.


  • No central receiving point at any campus, except UTSI.


The University is not part of


  • Austin Peay State University;
  • East Tennessee State University;
  • Methodist University Hospital;
  • Middle Tennessee State University;
  • State of Tennessee Central Procurement Office;
  • Tennessee State University;
  • Tennessee Tech University;
  • The Tennessee Board of Regents;
  • The University of Memphis;
  • University Clinical Health;
  • UT Battelle;
  • UT Federal Credit Union;
  • UT Foundation;
  • UT Medical Center;
  • UT Medical Group; or
  • UT Research Foundation.