The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is committed to creating a vibrant multicultural, multi-ethnic community where diverse students, faculty, and staff are recruited and retained and where diversity scholarship is valued.
UT seeks to develop graduates who can effectively work across differences and who are prepared to live and work in a global society.
We have initiated several university-wide programs to raise awareness of and support for diversity, such as the annual Collaborators for Change diversity summit, the African American Trailblazer speaking series, and the Women in STEM Symposium.
Diversity Professional Development Fund for Staff
Next Application Deadline is December 15
This fund provides financial support to allow Knoxville-area staff to attend a diversity-related conference, seminar, or other program. Ten individuals were awarded funds following the last quarterly deadline.
Inclusive Holiday Celebrations
The holiday season is just around the corner. Review our cultural and religious holidays calendar to be aware of all the upcoming holidays, and consider checking our best practices for inclusive holiday celebrations in the workplace before planning your office party.