1) recognizes and supports Chancellor Jack E. Reese's long-standing and continuing personal and institutional commitment to affirmative action, the elimination of all racial prejudice and bias at UTK, and the development of UTK as a quality educational institution open to students of all races, colors and creeds.
2) recognizes and supports efforts of the UTK administration and interested students to negotiate in good faith concerning the operation of the Black Cultural Center.
3) recognizes the need to maintain order on the UTK campus, and supports the Chancellor in his decision to secure the Black Cultural Center.
4) offers its full support for all efforts to strengthen UTK's program for minority students and to develop a strong and effective program for the Black Cultural Center. The Faculty Senate urges all members of the University Community to do likewise.