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One strong, emotional word can tell the UT story using only a few letters.

Those words are even more effective when included in concise, direct sentences.

Keep the following words and phrases in mind when writing about UT.

ENERGY

Power
Build
Competitive

Drive
Driven
Enhance
Force
Strengthen

Change
Dynamic
Inspire
Invigorate
Nurture
Transform

Light
Illuminate
Shine
Spark
Torch
Torchbearer
Vibrant


VOLUNTEER SPIRIT

Service
Benefit
Collaborate
Common good
Community
Contribute
Responsibility
Volunteer

Civility
Celebrate
Community
Compassion
Differences
Global citizens
Global community
Humanity
Welcoming
What’s right


DISCOVERY

Research
Create
Delve
Dig
Explore
Hunt
Imagine
Invent
Investigate

Results
Discovery
Opportunity
Possibility
Potential
Solutions


MOMENTUM

Motion
Advance
Catalyst
Climb
Drive
Incentive
Initiative
Motivation
Moving forward
Progress
Pursue
Spark
Unstoppable

Future
Aspiration
Aspire
Hope
Opportunity
Optimism
Possibility
Promise


PRIDE

History
“Beacon shining bright”
Big Orange
Spirit
The Hill
Torch
Torchbearer
Tradition
Volunteer

Leadership
Big Orange
Competitive
Confidence
Spirit
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