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Multicultural Student Life, formerly Minority Student Affairs, has been an integral part of the University for over 40 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

Spring & Fall Hours of Operation

Monday – Thursday»
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Friday» 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Saturday» 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Sunday» 2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Summer & Winter Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday»
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.