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Mattering and Belonging at UT

Mattering and Belonging

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, believes in fostering an environment for all Volunteers, including our graduate and professional students, to ensure that they know that they matter and belong.

The Division of Access and Engagement

The Division of Access and Engagement, led by Vice Chancellor Tyvi Small, is committed to supporting the creation of equitable and inclusive spaces for students, faculty, and staff, with a focus on removing structural barriers and fostering an atmosphere in which every member of the campus community matters and belongs. They work to advance access, accountability, an inclusive campus climate, and equity while combating racism, bias, and discrimination.

The Division of Access and Engagement includes offices such as:

Multicultural Student Life

Multicultural Student Life, part of the Division of Student Life, creates a welcoming and inclusive campus environment by providing academic support, multicultural education, identity exploration, leadership development, and innovative programming.

Looking for multicultural graduate student organizations? There are several student organizations across campus that support a variety of communities, such as the Multicultural Graduate Student Organization and OutGrads.