Respecting All Points of View

Embrace diversity and inclusion as a path to excellence and societal change.

- Goal 4, UTC Strategic Plan 2015-2010

UTC is people of different regions, nationalities, cultures, races, abilities, ethnicities, generations, interests and viewpoints. And yet, we are one—a University committed to the success of our students and excellence in all we do.

While this turbulent time in American life leads many to mourn the loss of civility, at UTC we believe it presents an opportunity for us to lead by example.

United by open-mindedness and respect for those with differing viewpoints, we can be the community where civility enables respectful hearing of other voices. We can refute the notion that civil discourse is no more.

When we prepare students to encounter differing viewpoints and perspectives with respect, we prepare them to succeed in the workforce and in our society.

Take advantage of these opportunities to better understand how much stronger we are as one than we could be separately.

Live Listening Party kicks off Big Nine podcast series

Live Listening Party kicks off Big Nine podcast series

UTC students have made a series of podcasts detailing the history and importance of the Big Nine area of Chattanooga, now known as ML King Boulevard.
Walking History: Art on the Atlanta Beltline

Walking History: Art on the Atlanta Beltline

Karcheik Sims-Alvarado, a scholar who for more than 20 years has studied the history and culture of African Americans throughout the Black Atlantic World. Whether in the classroom, museum or in the field, she has sought to document and teach the African-American odyssey through various mediums.
What goes into a winning political campaign?

What goes into a winning political campaign?

On Saturday, Feb. 23, UTC hosts speaker Dave Hickey, UTC alumnus, staffer to former Tennessee Gov. Ned Ray McWherter, former U.S. Rep. Marilyn Lloyd; and longtime political consultant and lobbyist.

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"If we cannot be civil to one another, and if we stop dealing with those with whom we disagree, or that we don’t like, we would soon stop functioning altogether."U.S. Sen. Howard Baker, of Tennessee, 1925-2014