Office of Multicultural Affairs

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Valuing diversity is an integral part of the college experience.

We are committed to enhancing the academic, social, personal and professional development of all students through programming, support and activities. We also offer a vibrant student-focused center in the heart of campus.

Our office works in partnership with faculty and staff to create an environment that:

  • Promotes diversity, pluralism and inclusion within the UTC community
  • Offers interactive on- and off-campus activities aimed at increasing cultural awareness
  • Provides the resources necessary for growth and advancement of minority students through leadership opportunities
  • Affirms the inclusion of underrepresented populations in the institutional community.

students are learning about international culture at UTC's international festival

The Events

Our calendar is packed with events like an annual International Festival, Black History Month celebrations, Hispanic Heritage celebrations, Native American Heritage celebrations, the International Student welcome reception, MLK Commemoration Breakfast, Alumni Legacy Luncheon, the STRIDE Conference and OMA Diversity Dialogue Series.

freshman run onto Finley Stadium at Mocs Flock Finley event

The Programs

Our office partners with faculty and staff to promote lifelong learning one student at a time.

We frequently collaborate with other offices, organizations and departments to provide programming aimed at diverse groups of students. Some of these campus partners include the Center for Women and Gender Equity, the Office of Equity and Inclusion, the Counseling Center, the Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures Department , the Communication Department, the Student Government Association (SGA), the History Department, the Disability Resource Center, the Campus Activities Board (CAB), the Black Student Alliance (BSA), the Littleton H. Mason Singers, the Residence Hall Association (RHA) and Center for Career and Leadership Development, Veteran Student Services, and Center for Career and Leadership Development. We’re really proud of the Safe Zone initiative, a collaboration with the Center for Women and Gender Equity. In all, we sponsored or co-sponsored over 40 programs last academic year.

students gather in the multicultural affairs room for black history month events

The Space

The Multicultural Center provides a great space for programs and events, and is open daily for regular student use.

Among the resources that we provide are a mini computer lab, a television with cable and video capability, a projector with screen, and comfortable lounge space with couches, tables and chairs. We also provide a resource center with a selection of magazines, books and DVDs available to students. Student groups and organizations are welcome to use our facilities for their programs and activities throughout the year.