Council for Diversity & 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.


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