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Staff Engagement & Development Committee

The Staff Engagement & Development Committee (SEDC) is a team of staff members across the Division of Student Life that plans and implements a variety of opportunities for staff to connect with others, develop personal and professional skills, and recognize the accomplishments and contributions of division staff.  

The Staff Engagement & Development Committee is dedicated to creating a positive and successful Volunteer Staff Experience for all members in the Division of Student Life by prioritizing the following: 

  • Role Readiness & Professional Development 
  • Recognition & Appreciation 
  • Community Building & Personal Wellbeing 

Interested in joining?

Thanks for your interest in the Staff Engagement and Development Committee in Student Life! To find out more about joining, please email studentlife@utk.edu, and we will connect you with the committee chair.


Big Orange Friday Student Life Meetings

All Division Meetings are scheduled from 9-10:30 a.m. Coffee is available starting at 8:30 a.m.

  • Friday, September 10 in Student Union 362
  • Friday, October 8 in Student Union Ballroom A/B
  • Friday, November 5 in Student Union Ballroom A/B
  • Friday, December 17 in Student Union Ballroom A/B

Kickin’ it with Cuevas

Kickin’ it with Cuevas is a monthly small-group event hosted by the Staff Engagement & Development Committee. Staff will have the opportunity to spend an hour with Dr. Cuevas and discuss a variety of fun and engaging topics.

All Kickin’ it with Cuevas meetings are scheduled from 9-10 a.m. Coffee and breakfast will be provided.

  • Friday, September 17 in Student Union 192
  • Friday, October 22 in Student Union 192
  • Friday, November 19 in Student Union 192
  • Friday, December 3 in Student Union 192

Click Here to RSVP

KnoxYOU

KnoxYOU is a new program for Student Life staff hosted by the Staff Engagement & Development Committee, Diversity Committee, BeWell, and the Jones Center for Leadership & Service. KnoxYOU’s primary goal is to support the overall wellbeing of staff within Student Life by furthering connections within the division and in the local Knoxville community. KnoxYOU will facilitate opportunities for staff to find themselves in Knoxville and UT as we work towards building and connecting staff with supportive and enriching communities. 

KnoxBREW Coffee Hour on Friday, September 17 from 9-10:30 a.m. on Circle Park
KnoxYOU is excited to host KnoxBREW, a coffee hour for Student Life staff featuring local coffee from around Knoxville! Come by Circle Park and try a new coffee spot without even leaving campus. We hope to have you there! No RSVP is required.


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