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.
Call for Membership
If you are interested in being a part of the council, we invite you complete the online membership application form for the 2020-2021 academic year. The application deadline is June 15th, 2020.
The Council for Diversity and Interculturalism takes into consideration the primary times for world religions when planning campus events. This resource serves the global community by providing access to annual interfaith calendars. Click here to access the interfaith calendar.