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Inclusivity Diversity Dialogue Collegiality Respect Knowledge Integrity Learning Awareness Response


Thank you for visiting and finding out more about what the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is doing to strengthen our community.

As Volunteers, UT’s faculty, staff and students enjoy and value an environment that makes all people feel welcome and respected.

We know that teaching and learning happen well beyond our classrooms and laboratories. We learn from one another through our conversations and our willingness to listen and accept one another’s viewpoints.

UT’s Principles of Civility and Community and the values and practices they entail have long been a part of our history in what we know to be the Volunteer Spirit.

By demonstrating civility and living out the principles, we all contribute to making our campus an even better place to live, work, study, play and ultimately grow.

—Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek

The flagship campus of the University of Tennessee System and partner in the Tennessee Transfer Pathway.