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University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
615 McCallie Ave
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37403
(423) 425-4111
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School Information
"The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is a national model for metropolitan universities. In collaboration with our many regional partners, we offer an experiential learning environment with outstanding teaching scholars in bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs." The university enrolls over 11,600 students and offers over 140 undergraduate majors and 50 minors. (Source: (Source: (Source:
General Information
The university launched its "UTC Stands Against Racism" initiative. The plans consists of grants for social justice projects, curricular reviews, reform of the police, new HR practices, and a new senior diversity, equity, and inclusion leadership position. No mandatory Critical Race Training sessions are yet required of students. However, see developments below:

Actions Taken

Curriculum Changes and Requirements
  • A comprehensive curriculum review has been completed with changes to follow.
Disciplinary Measures
Political Actions and Support for Anti-Racism
  • The Office of Equity and Inclusion created a "Guide for Navigating Difficult Conversations on Race."
  • The university hosted the "White Allies and Accountability" lecture.
Program and Research Funding
  • Research grants and proposals for social justice projects are being reviewed by the Vice Chancellor for Research.
Re-Imagining Policing
  • The university will conduct a review of its policing strategy and will reform/review it.
  • HR will be undertaking both one-time and recurring diversity and inclusion training events.
  • Faculty has been provided with extensive pedogogical resources for "Teaching about Race, Racism, and Race Justice."
  • In February 2022, the Claremont Institute Center for the American Way of Life published a report titled "Critical Social Justice in Tennessee Higher Education: An Overview," which states that Critical Social Justice "undermines equal protection of the law— creating different standards of justice for minorities and the supposedly oppressive majority." The report draws connections between CSJ and DEI program/initiatives at UT-C and states the following: "UT-C has a Strategic Plan for DEI and a university-level administrator. Its efforts at the college level are less developed than most however, with only one of the four colleges seeming to emphasize DEI."
Symbolic Actions
  • The university will create a new "Vice Chancellor of Diversity and Engagement" position.
Last updated September 22nd, 2023
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