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Diversity Committee

The Student Life Diversity Committee assists Student Life to develop strategies for creating and deepening a sense of community at the University of Tennessee.

The committee serves a resource for executing priority 5 in the Student Life tactical plan and the Diversity Plan. In addition, the committee reviews and provides recommendations for inclusive hiring practices for Student Life.

The Student Life Diversity Committee works in partnership with the Student Life Staff Engagement & Development Committee concerning speakers or activities about diversity and inclusion, and when necessary, sponsors or hosts professional development opportunities in regard to diversity and inclusion for divisional staff and students.

The committee serves as a resource for divisional departments when planning diversity and inclusion events and/or activities and partners with Multicultural Student Life to host reflection times if and when local, national, or regional events happen and have implications for our campus community.

To learn more about committee involvement, please contact us at studentlife@utk.edu.


Become a member of the Diversity Committee

Please nominate yourself or a colleague to serve on the Student Life Diversity Committee! The Diversity Committee assists Student Life to develop strategies for creating and deepening a sense of community at the University of Tennessee, including:

  • Acting as a resource to Student Life regarding divisional documents, plans, and policies including Tactical Plan Priority 5 Campus Culture & Environment, Diversity Plan, and review inclusive hiring practices for Student Life.
  • Provide recommendations to the Student Life Professional Development Committee concerning speakers or activities about diversity and inclusion.
  • Serving as a resource for Student Life departments when planning diversity and inclusion events and/or activities.
  • Partnering with MSL to host reflection times when local, regional, or national events happen and have implications for our campus community.

Commitments/Responsibilities:

  • Service: Jan 15, 2021–Jan 15, 2022
  • General meeting once a monthly, subcommittee meeting/work once or twice a month in between
  • Research and recommend programmatic options
  • Occasionally sponsoring or hosting professional development opportunities regarding diversity and inclusion for Student Life staff and students (approximately once or twice per semester

Applications open now and run until Friday, December 11

Diversity Committee Membership

Join the Student Life Diversity Committee