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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.

Student Spotlight

IMG_8911Alicia Faggioli: Making Connections

El Salvador native. Chemistry major. RA in Fred Brown Hall. President of the Latin American Student Organization. Student musician. Alicia Faggioli stresses the importance of connections across campus—and in the community, too.

More about Alicia & LASO

Collaborators for Change Diversity Summit

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The schedule, session descriptions, and registration is now available.

Overview · Schedule · Sessions · Registration

“Lunch and Learn” Discussion Series

LunchandLearn-Fall2015Join us Sept. 15 and Oct. 21

In collaboration with the Libraries’ Diversity Committee, the Lunch and Learn Discussion Series begin this fall.

At the “Lunch and Learn” sessions, facilitators will lead discussions about difficult topics while encouraging an environment of inclusivity, respect, and dignity for all community members. Dr. Ernest Brothers and Dr. Ferlin McGaskey will facilitate our fall sessions about civility, social media, and bullying.

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