Multicultural Student Life

Student Organizations

Student Organizations: click here for resources.

Another goal of Multicultural Student Life is to provide personal and professional enrichment to students. These opportunities are made available via several special programs and organizations.

African Students' Association

Open to all students who are interested in Africa. Meetings are held every Monday in the I-House dining room.

Asian American Association

The Asian American Association (AAA) welcomes all members of the UT community regardless of race, religion, or national origin to join us in raising cultural awareness and fostering unity and understanding among Asians, Asian Americans, and all other peoples of the UT community. Click here for their brochure.

Black Cultural Programming Committee

The Black Cultural Programming Committee (BCPC) is a student organization that develops programs and activities to enhance awareness of African-American culture and national issues on campus and the local community. The BCPC attempts to foster an atmosphere promoting interaction, participation, and unity among students of all cultural backgrounds. The organization sponsors a variety of cultural, recreational, and social events. Renowned international and national icons who have appeared on campus include Dr. Maya Angelou, Dr. Cornel West, Tavis Smiley, and many more. Please visit their website for more information. Click here for their brochure.

Black Educators of Tomorrow

The Black Educators of Tomorrow (BET) is a student organization at the University of Tennessee that strives to make students more aware of diversity and multiculturalism and their relationship to the future of education. BET provides members with the opportunity to build support networks and promotes communication among future African-American educators.

Black Law Students Association

The University of Tennessee College of Law's Black Law Students Association is a member of both the National Black Law Students Association and the Southern Region of the National Black Law Students Association.

Black Graduate & Professional Student Association

The Black Graduate and Professional Student Association (BGPSA) provides a professional, intellectual, informative and social network for African-American graduate and professional students. Workshops, book clubs, coffee houses, and mixers are part of the programming designed specifically for graduate and professional students.

Collegiate Black Christians

Collegiate Black Christians (CBC) is under the national umbrella of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship located on the campus of the Unversity of Tennessee. The vision of IVCF at UTK is to build a witnessing community of disciples growing in love for God, for God's word, for God's people of every ethnicity and culture, and God's purposes in the world. As an ethnic specific ministry, we strive to be bridge builders in the community and agents of racial reconciliation on campus.

Diva Opals

Diva Opals was founded at The University of Tennessee-Knoxville in 2005 for the empowerment of women on campus. Through community service and outreach we are working to continue to uplift, support, and inspire women. Through community service and campus involvement Diva Opals continues to support, uplift, and inspire women to reach their full potential.

Diversity Student Leaders Society

Learn how to capitalize on your own individuality while celebrating the diversity around you! The CCI Diversity Student Leaders Society provides an open and accepting community for all students. Our purpose is to provide high quality educational opportunities and to promote understanding by embracing and celebrating the dimensions of diversity within each individual.

Lambda Student Union

The Lambda Student Union was founded to provide a means of communication between lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, queer, questioning, intersex, and allied students at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. We serve the area through various educational programs, social activities, and political actions, in hopes to increase public awareness, tolerance, and support for the queer community. We are open to all individuals regardless of sexual orientation, biological sex, gender identity, nationality, ethnicity, race, religion, socioeconomic status or political affiliation.

Latin American Student Organization

The Latin American Student Organization (LASO)'s purpose is to increase the interest and awareness of all students to the Latin culture, to be active in the Hispanic community through Volunteer activities, and to encourage diversity on the UT campus. Click here for their brochure.

Law Women

Law Women's mission is to emphasize and address issues of concern to women within the legal profession and academic community. Law Women also is dedicated to community service and actively fundraises for numerous charitable causes. Over the past few years, Law Women has contributed to Toys for Tots, Global Fund, Race for the Cure, and Race Against Racism, among many other causes. Law Women also takes a nonpartisan political stance by encouraging women to vote and otherwise participate in the political system.

Love United Gospel Choir

Love United Gospel Choir (LUGC) was founded at the University of Tennessee in 1977. Students came from all races, ethnic backgrounds and paths in life for the sole purpose of ministering through song. Besides singing, Love United Gospel Choir and its members continue to serve the UT campus and Knoxville community.

Manthan - Indian Students' Association

The purpose of the Manthan organization is to provide a platform for students of Indian origin to come together and celebrate the rich cultural heritage of India and to promote cultural understanding and exchange of ideas and views between the people of India and those of USA and other countries.

Minority Enhancement for the University of Tennessee

Minority Enhancement for the University of Tennessee (ME4UT) is an organization that assists the Office of Undergraduate Admissions in recruiting and relationship building of minority students who are interested in the The University of Tennessee. This student organization is assisting UT in its goal of having a diverse population that reflects the goal of moving the university to a top 25-research institution. ME4UT is responsible for the planning and implementation of on-campus programming for prospective minority students.

Minority Student Nurses Association

The purpose of the minority student nurse organization is a student initiated organization to increase minority recruitment, progression, and succession through the college of nursing.

Multicultural Mentoring Program

The mission of the Multicultural Mentoring Program (MMP) is to provide personal support, assistance, social guidance, and positive campus survival skills to first-year students of color by developing activities and interactions with upper-class students to address personal needs, thus contributing to their academic success, and enhancing the University of Tennessee's efforts in recruiting, retaining and graduating students of color.

Muslim Student Association

The basic purpose of the association is to increase awareness of the Islamic faith among the student population. For this reason, the association is open to Muslims and non-Muslims alike. Islam has long been a misunderstood religion in the west. We aim to set the record straight and clear up the many misconceptions.

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, UTK Chapter

The vision of The University of Tennessee chapter of the NAACP is to ensure that ALL students are aware of the different cultures that are provided to them in a university environment so that we may all gain a respect for each other that will carry with us well beyond our college years...

National Association of Black Accountants

The National Association of Black Accountants' (NABA) mission is to promote and develop the professional skills of our members by providing the opportunity to fulfill their civic responsibility and to represent the interests of current students with interests in business and/or accounting.

National Association of Black Social Workers, UTK Chapter

The National Association of Black Social Workers (NABSW) was established in 1968 to advocate and address important social issues that impact the health and welfare of the Black community. Our affiliate chapters, including student chapters, are spread throughout the United States.

National Society of Black Engineers

The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) with more than 19,000 members, is the largest student-managed organization in the country. NSBE's mission is to increase the number of culturally responsible Black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.

Native American Student Association

The Native American Student Association (NASA) aims to provide a greater understanding of Native American culture through sponsorship of campus and community events. The group welcomes all members of the UT community who are interested in learning about and teaching about Native cultures. Click here for their brochure.

Progressive Student Alliance

UT's Progressive Student Alliance organizes for social justice. As an activist student group, we fight for issues on our campus and in our community through grassroots organizing efforts and popular education.

Society of Women Engineers

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE), founded in 1950, is a non-profit educational and service organization. SWE is the driving force that establishes engineering as a highly desirable career aspiration for women. SWE empowers women to succeed and advance in those aspirations and be recognized for their life-changing contributions and achievements as engineers and leaders.

Strange Fruit On Stage Productions

Strange Fruit, an organization that promotes and exposes minority playwrights and minority theater to diversify the UT campus and the Knoxville community.

Student African-American Brotherhood

The Student African-American Brotherhood (SAAB) was founded in 1990 and has grown to more than 185 chapters across college campuses and high schools in 39 states throughout the United States.

Taking Action for Social Conscience (TASC) Force

TASC Force (Taking Action for Social Conscience) is a non-profit student run organization at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. We have both a community and global mission to effectively impact the community with altruistic behavior. Our mission is to raise awareness about human/social issues around the world. By educating the minds of our generation we hope to create a domino effect of selfless activities for those in desperate need.

Turkish Student Association

The purpose of the Turkish Student Association is to unite Turkish students, Turkish Community in Knoxville and those interested in Turkish culture

Fraternities & Sororities


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