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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.

Mission

Multicultural Student Life is dedicated to promoting a welcoming and inclusive campus environment while advocating for traditionally marginalized students by providing academic support, multicultural education, identity exploration, leadership development, and diverse and innovative programming through collaborative partnerships. We strive to assist in the retention and graduation of students who are empowered to positively impact a global society.

Vision Statement

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

Our Values

Supports – students academically, professionally, and socially through engaging and impactful programs and services

Educates- students, staff, and faculty about diversity, equity, inclusion, while providing sustainable resources

Respects- all identities, lived experiences, and education levels with those willing to learn more about their own identities and others/interacting with those identities

Values- a diverse & global perspective as the campus community move through the learning and engagement processes

Empowers- students to develop and utilize their voices, strengths, and vulnerability to aid in building a stronger campus community

Strives – to elevate the classroom and collegiate experience, retain students, and create global, engaged citizens


Hours of Operation

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