The university has actively worked to understand the facts and listen to the concerns related to a faculty member’s use of a racially charged acronym on a whiteboard last week as part of an Africana Studies class on the African diaspora. We are committed to being transparent about the facts, concerns, and actions taken.
As part of this month’s Black History Month celebration, six students, faculty, and staff members shared pieces of their stories and the importance of representation in higher education.
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is opening a new on-campus pantry called the Big Orange Pantry. With a mission of providing emergency food assistance and other essentials for members of the university community, the Big Orange Pantry is accessible to students, faculty, and staff. Colleges and departments across campus as well as alumni are collaborating
The Student Emergency Fund allows for limited time-sensitive emergency funding for University of Tennessee, Knoxville, students experiencing financial hardship as a result of the pandemic.
“The chancellor talked to my dad—who didn’t actually go to UT but raised us as big Volunteer fans,” Mikayla Woltman said. “When I called the chancellor back, she was like, ‘I’ve been waiting for you! It’s so nice to hear from you.’”