Council for Diversity and Interculturalism

Appointed by the Chancellor, the council advises the campus administration on creating and sustaining a welcoming, supportive, and inclusive campus climate to all groups. Goals for the group include attracting and retaining faculty and staff from under-represented populations; attracting, retaining, and graduating students from historically under-represented populations and international students; and ensuring that undergraduate curricular requirements include significant intercultural perspectives.


News & Events

UT’s New Diversity Statement

DiversityIn June the Board of Trustees approved and adopted a new Diversity Statement for the system. The Diversity Statement was drafted by the System-wide Diversity Advisory Council appointed by the President. Click here to read the newly approved Diversity Statement.


Nominations for the Dr. Marva Rudolph Diversity Award


The Council for Diversity and Interculturalism is currently accepting nominations for the Dr. Marva Rudolph Diversity Award!

The Dr. Marva Rudolph Diversity Award recognizes an office, program, or department that demonstrates outstanding leadership and has made consistent contributions to advancing diversity and inclusion at the University of Tennessee. The office, program, or department receiving this award will have implemented diversity and inclusion initiatives that are linked to their mission and are sustainable. To be considered for this award, units must meet the following criteria:

  1. Office, programs or departments must submit a narrative, which clearly outlines their diversity achievements.
  2. Office, programs, or departments that have completed and submitted a diversity plan to CDI will be given preference.
  3. Preference will be given to departments or units that sponsor activities with other campus units.

The deadline for receipt of materials is Friday, February 20, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. For more information, visit the Chancellor’s Honors Banquet website.