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.
"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