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.
CDI Statement of Support
Council for Diversity and Interculturalism (CDI) issued an statement on October 12, 2015 expressing concern regarding the possibility of reduction of future support for the diversity and inclusion initiatives at the University of Tennessee and urged the University administration to stand in support of diversity and inclusion. Click here to read the full statement.
2014–2015 Diversity Impact Report
The 2nd annual Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity Impact Report is now available. Each year, this report provides information on the accomplishments and challenges of the administrative units that report to the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, the Council for Diversity and Interculturalism, and the Chancellor’s advisory Commissions. In addition, this report reflects the ongoing work and impact of the university’s inaugural Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Rickey Hall.
Each of the units and offices reporting to the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity design their annual priorities to support the university’s strategic plan and goals. It is critical to our institution’s excellence that we prioritize diversity, inclusion, and accessibility in our every action and intention. This report shows how we have been accountable for this responsibility as well as how we intend to continue to sustain and improve our efforts.
Click here to download the report