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.

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.
Student exhibition examines Chattanooga’s role in the civil rights movement

Student exhibition examines Chattanooga’s role in the civil rights movement

The student-created exhibition, “We Demand an End to Racism!” The Civil Rights Movement in Chattanooga, is made up of five large panels divided into subjects related to the Civil Rights Era in the city.
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.

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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