Diversity


Diversity and Inclusion at UT Law

The College of Law is committed to promoting and cultivating diversity, which is expressed in myriad forms, including race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, military status, socio-economic status and viewpoint.

Our immediate aim is to foster a more inclusive learning and working environment for our entire community – one that succeeds and thrives because of its diversity.

Our broader aim is to learn, teach and practice the principles of equity and justice to ensure that all people have the opportunity to grow, contribute and achieve their aspirations. We commit to pursuing deliberate efforts to ensure that our college welcomes differences and is a place where different perspectives are heard and every individual feels a sense of belonging.

To ensure equity, we also commit to challenge and respond to bias, harassment, and discrimination, and to provide equal opportunities for our students, faculty and staff. 

Click here to learn more about the Intersection of Race, Pandemic, and Higher Education via the research guides offered by the University of Tennessee Libraries.

Black History Month Events
February 2024

For a full list of 2024 Black History Month Events visit the University of Tennessee’s Calendar

Pride Resources

Vol means all! During the month of June, and each day throughout the year, we celebrate and support the members of the LGBTQIA+ community and its allies. If you’re looking for ways to get involved during Pride Month and beyond, University of Tennessee’s Pride Center is an excellent resource. The mission of the Pride Center is to provide academic and social support for the LGBTQIA+ community at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. The Pride Center strives to be a space for all members of the UT community to engage with and explore issues relating to gender and sexuality. Learn more about the Pride Center, Lambda Student Organization, Knox Pride, and more below.

Resources:

UTK Pride Center
UTK Pride Center Upcoming Events
Lambda Student Organization
Knox Pride Upcoming Events
UTK Pride Center Allyship Resources
Knox Pride Resources
UTK Pride Center, Getting Involved
Tennessee Name Change Project

 

How Did We Get Here?

After the killing of George Floyd, College of Law faculty produced and launched this series to examine how the U.S. legal system evolved to what is has become and how our legal system institutionalizes racism and allows such tragedies to happen.

NEWS & STORIES