We recognize that the pursuit of academic excellence intersects with a commitment to diversity in all facets of university life and the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion are integrated in everything we do and celebrated throughout the campus community.
Our mission is to educate, advocate, celebrate, engage and empower the University of Tennessee at Martin community by fostering partnerships and resources to create and maintain an environment that is inclusive, diverse and equitable.
Direct Reports to Diversity and Inclusion
Built to honor the proud ideas of this institution. The UT Martin creed was created to make all people on campus feel not only safe but empowered to be able to learn, teach, work and grow at this University. Not only does the creed help in making you feel confident that you are a part of an inclusive environment, it also gives you the knowledge that you or anyone can help make this a safer campus for all people.The creed is a mindset that everyone here aims to live by. The creed is as follows:
The University of Tennessee at Martin is an educational community committed to excellence in personal integrity and intellectual growth in a diverse and inclusive environment. As a voluntary member of this community: I will respect the rights and property of all persons and treat them with dignity and civility. I will take responsibility for my actions and hold others accountable for theirs, while demonstrating a concern for others, their feelings, and their sense of belonging. I will make right choices that will demonstrate academic integrity, discourage bigotry and hate, and strive to learn from the unique differences of people and opinions. I pledge to model these principles and values and encourage others to follow my example.
Find out more about how the creed was created and its importance to this campus
We will further the University of Tennessee at Martin’s goals in regards to diversity and inclusion by:
First, serving as a resource for and work with the University of Tennessee at Martin (UTM) community (students, faculty, staff, and administration) to establish rules, procedures, and guidelines that support diversity and inclusion and prohibit discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.
Second, providing the UTM community with educational and training experiences that improves awareness, knowledge, and cultural competencies that aid in understanding and managing global diversity.
Third, producing leadership development opportunities for administration, career, faculty, and professional/technical staff that support and promote the University’s commitment to its core value of diversity and create an environment of inclusiveness.
Fourth, developing, monitoring, and evaluating equity programs, policies, and procedures that ensure compliance with state and federal civil rights laws and regulations.
Fifth, collaborating and partnering with all of UTM’s programs, departments, initiatives, etc. in the area of diversity.