The Division of Diversity and Engagement collaborates with campus and external communities to create inclusive learning and work environments. We achieve this through cultivating partnerships, supporting initiatives, and advocating for policies that promote civility, accountability, cultural competency, and equitable access to resources and opportunities.
As a thought leader, the Division of Diversity and Engagement aspires to foster an inclusive campus environment where everyone is valued and respected. We will create an atmosphere in which our students, faculty, and staff practice cultural humility and are equipped to positively impact the global community.
Diversity: We value and affirm differences in values, world views, beliefs, identities, and abilities.
Inclusion and Equity: We develop and implement policies, procedures, and processes that foster inclusive and accessible learning and working environments.
Mattering and Belonging: We partner with units internal and external to the university to create and sustain a campus environment where all Vols are valued and respected.
Collaboration and Engagement: We cultivate mutually beneficial partnerships with campus and external communities to optimize student success and learning as well as faculty and staff professional development and personal growth.
Leadership and Integrity: We maintain the highest professional and ethical standards by fostering a climate of trust, respect, humility, and accountability.
Communication: We facilitate opportunities for dialogue that bridges across differences to create a community of mutual respect and understanding.