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Mission Statement & Core Values


Mission Statement

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Division of Student Development Mission Statement & Core Values

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The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is a driving force for achieving excellence by actively engaging students, faculty and staff; embracing diversity and inclusion; inspiring positive change; and enriching and sustaining our community.
The Division of Student Development fosters experiential and personal development opportunities that engage and empower students in becoming life-long learners and responsible global citizens.

Core Values

Collaboration:  We encourage an environment that is cohesive and creates the exchange of ideas to maximize the use of diverse resources.

Community: We unite the UTC family by building meaningful relationships through a sense of support, shared responsibility, and community pride.

Diversity & Inclusion: We cultivate an environment that embraces social justice and respect for difference, where all community members feel valued, included, and celebrated.

Leadership: We prepare students to become leaders by providing diverse experiences for personal development and civic engagement.

Service: We are committed to providing service opportunities in which students can learn, engage, and take responsibility in the community. 

Sustainability: We strive to be better stewards of our environment through the efficient use of resources.

Health & Wellness: We engage our community in developing and maintaining a comprehensive and holistic approach to positive lifelong behaviors.

Intellectual Enrichment: We advance educational endeavors through complementary learning experiences.