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.
UT’s New Diversity Statement
In 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.
This 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