Diversity quote from Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek

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. With the creation of the vice chancellor for diversity position, UT has taken an important step in fulfilling its commitment to residents of Tennessee and positioning itself to be a leader on diversity and inclusive excellence. UT seeks to develop graduates who can effectively work across differences and who are prepared to live and work in a global society. Because we know diversity leads to big ideas.