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Mission, Vision, and Values


Multicultural Student Life is dedicated to promoting a welcoming and inclusive campus environment while advocating for traditionally marginalized students by providing academic support, multicultural education, identity exploration, leadership development, and diverse and innovative programming through collaborative partnerships. We strive to assist in the retention and graduation of students who are empowered to positively impact a global society.


The Office of Multicultural Student Life will be a nationally recognized department that innovatively promotes diversity and inclusion to empower all university students in order to impact societal equity throughout the state of Tennessee and across the world.


Supports – students academically, professionally, and socially through engaging and impactful programs and services

Educates- students, staff, and faculty about diversity, equity, and inclusion, while providing sustainable resources

Respects- all identities, lived experiences, and education levels with those willing to learn more about their own identities and others/interacting with those identities

Values- a diverse & global perspective as the campus community moves through the learning and engagement processes

Empowers- students to develop and utilize their voices, strengths, and vulnerability to aid in building a stronger campus community

Strives – to elevate the classroom and collegiate experience, retain students, and create global, engaged citizens