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.

The Politics of Immigration Law

The Politics of Immigration Law

On Tuesday, April 2, attorney Carlos Calderin will take a nonpartisan approach to analyzing U.S. laws and policy that relate to immigration. Calderin is a local attorney whose practice focuses on American immigration and nationality law.
Performance highlights life and influence of labor icon Joe Hill

Performance highlights life and influence of labor icon Joe Hill

Image of Joe Hill with text, "Joe Hill Roadshow: A nationwide tour honoring the life, music and legacy of Joe Hill on the Centenary of his execution'Joe Hill Show' focuses on the life of early 20th century songwriter and labor activist
Lavender Graduation

Lavender Graduation

Taking place on Wednesday, April 3, Lavender Graduation is an annual ceremony conducted on numerous campuses to honor lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and ally students and to acknowledge their achievements and contributions to the University.

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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