The Diversity Committee hosts and participates in a number of campus-wide activities to promote civility and awareness of diversity issues.
Activities and Events for 2013-2014
The Diversity committee will staff a table with the theme of Disability Resources.
- The College of Communication and Information held its annual Experience Diversity Banquet Friday, Feb. 21. The keynote speaker is Robin Wilhoit, news anchor for WBIR-TV in Knoxville. Wilhoit also received the 2014 College of Communication and Information Diversity Award.
February 11, 2014 – Safety Zone Training: Empowering LGBT Allies
- The Library hosted this training session offered by UT’s Employee & Organizational Development. The training uses activities and discussion to encourage participants to reflect on their own attitudes about gender and sexuality and to become aware of different forms of discrimination faced by LGBT individuals.
The Diversity Committee presented a session entitled “‘I hate it when… I would like it if…’: Scandalous College Stereotypes.” Attendees explored college stereotypes through games and activities with the hope of increasing awareness of the impact stereotypes have in our community.
- The UT Libraries Diversity Committee sponsored a team for this event and raised the second highest amount of money for a team in the race.
October 3, 2013 – Race for the Cure Salad Bar / Raffle Fundraiser (photos)
The Diversity Committee organized a salad bar lunch for library staff to help raise funds for the Libraries’ Race for the Cure Team. Staff participated in a raffle for prizes, and we were able to raise over $1,000 for the team.
October 2, 2013 – VolAware Street Fair
The Diversity Committee participated with an activity for students to create their own stress balls and by promoting our DeStress for Success activities.