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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.

UT Policy on Sexual Misconduct, Relationship Violence, and Stalking

UT’s new Policy on Sexual Misconduct, Relationship Violence, and Stalking became effective on August 19th, 2015. The policy represents a full year of thoughtful review and work involving stakeholders from across our campus. The Sexual Misconduct Policy Task Force, made up of faculty, staff, and students, ensured that all feedback and viewpoints were considered in the review of the interim policy first introduced last August. Nine public sessions were held last year, and the diversity of viewpoints represented helped to make the policy stronger, more transparent, and easier to understand. Read More


2015 Multicultural Welcome Reception

The Multicultural Welcome Reception is an opportunity for the UT community to formally welcome our new and returning students to the University of Tennessee. During this reception, students will have the opportunity to meet and network with faculty, staff, and administrators. The Multicultural Welcome Reception will be held on Thursday, August 27th, 2015 Read More

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