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Multicultural Student Life, formerly Minority Student Affairs, has been an integral part of the University for over 25 years. Notable personalities in the arts, politics, activism and sciences have been brought to the campus for the enrichment of the students, staff and local community through the programs and events offered through the Office of Multicultural Student Life.

Multicultural Student Life stands as a testament of the University’s commitment to diversity and appreciation of differences in its student, faculty, and staff populations.


Multicultural Student Life contributes to an inclusive learning environment by enhancing institutional efforts in retaining and graduating students prepared for a diverse global society. We promote the academic success, equality, and leadership development of students through programs and services that holistically address cultural, educational, and civic growth.

Vision Statement

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

Our Values

  • E – equality and social justice
  • M – motivation
  • P – progressive partnering
  • O – opportunities and dialogue
  • W – welcoming student-focused environment
  • E – ethical leadership
  • R – respect and civility
  • M – mentorship and student success
  • E – excellence in academics
  • N – new and innovative practices
  • T – transformative education

3rd Annual Diversity Dialogue Symposium

This one-day symposium will provide an opportunity to engage the campus community in dialogue about current topics related to diversity. All students, faculty, staff, parents, and community members of all backgrounds are welcome to participate. This year’s Diversity Dialogue Symposium is on October 23, 2015, from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm, in the Howard H. Baker Center. Registration is now open.

To register, and for more information…

Save The Date – Black Issues Conference

Save the date for the 11th Annual Black Issues Conference, on Saturday, February 6, 2016. Registration opens on November 11th. For more information…

Fall Hours of Operation

Monday – Thursday»
8 am – 10 pm
Saturday» 10 am – 6 pm
Sunday» 2 pm – 10 pm

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