Orientation 2022

Division of Access & Engagement

Creating a Culture of Belonging

We exist to build a community that cultivates and respects diversity. By enhancing diversity, UTC will better serve our students, faculty, staff, and our community. We hope to create a more inclusive campus culture that recognizes the diverse needs of students, faculty, and staff, and provide opportunities and resources that help our campus community feel welcome, respected, celebrated, and included.

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Our Mission and Vision

The Division of Access and Engagement supports the mission of UTC by inspiring positive change, creating a more inclusive and welcoming campus, engaging students, faculty and staff in meaningful experiences through campus and community partnerships, and providing equitable resources and tools so all can feel a sense of belonging and reach their full potential. 




  • Accountability, transparency & advocacy

  • Leadership, vision & collaboration

  • Integrity, civility, honesty & excellence

  • Diversity & diverse perspectives

  • Equity, inclusion, fairness & justice

  • Change that makes a positive difference

  • Relationships & community engagement

  • Professionalism, learning & growth



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Our Focus as the Division of Access and Engagement

The Division of Access and Engagement exists to create a culture of belonging at UTC. With this goal in mind, it is essential that UTC connects to the Chattanooga community so that students, faculty, and staff understand the impact they have on the Scenic City. Our division seeks to facilitate partnerships on campus and in the community that provide students and faculty with unique research opportunities, strengthen the collaborative connection of UTC and Chattanooga, and engage students with opportunities to cultivate marketable skillsets in hopes of retaining talent in the city.

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Division of Diversity and Engagement

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Department Hours
Monday - Friday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm