Join us for an evening of networking and conversation! The Multicultural Welcome Reception provides an opportunity for new and returning students to interact with university faculty, staff, and administrators in a casual environment. Make lasting connections while you learn more about the individuals who make up the UT community. We look forward to seeing you there!
This inaugural diversity council and commission summit will bring together diversity advocates across campus to explore and share best practices for forming and sustaining a diversity council within your unit.
This summit is intended for current members of University of Tennessee diversity councils and commissions, as well as persons in the process of forming a diversity council or commission.
Dr. Melissa Shivers
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Life & Strategic Initiatives
Ms. Thura Mack
Professor & librarian, Coordinator for Community Services and Diversity Programs
The Commission for Blacks is appointed by the Vice Chancellor for Diversity to advise on planning, implementation, and evaluation of University programs, policies, and services as they relate to Black students, faculty and staff. The Commission reports to the Office of the Chancellor.
The Commission for Blacks recommends changes in or additions to university policies and procedures to reflect concerns specific to blacks. The group also makes suggestions for new and existing academic and extracurricular programs related to blacks; encourages research to identify the problems and progress of blacks on campus; and encourages black faculty, staff and student involvement in all aspects of campus life.
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