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

Say It Loud

civilrights50yearsThis year marks the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act in 1964. To commemorate that landmark legislation, and to discuss civil rights progress and challenges in the decades since, the City of Knoxville and partners across East Tennessee will be hosting a series of events throughout 2014.

The next celebration event is a display of Knoxville Civil Rights footage, art exhibits and musical performances on September 5, 2014 at the East Tennessee History Center on Gay Street (across from Tennessee Theater). Click here for the flyer of the event. More information is available at the City of Knoxville Website


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.


Collaborators for Change: Best Practices in Diversity and Inclusion

 Collaborators for Change: Best Practices in Diversity and InclusionThis inaugural diversity council and commission summit will bring together diversity advocates across campus to explore and share best practices for forming and sustaining a diversity council within your unit.

This summit is intended for current members of University of Tennessee diversity councils and commissions, as well as persons in the process of forming a diversity council or commission.
Seating is limited. Registration is available on a first come, first serve basis. 


TIME Magazine Article

How to tell if you’re Racist.” By Kareem Abdul-Jabar