Division of Diversity and Engagement – Big Orange Give

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Division of Diversity and Engagement


The Division of Diversity and Engagement collaborates with campus and external communities to create inclusive learning and work environments. They achieve this through cultivating partnerships, supporting initiatives, and advocating for policies that promote civility, accountability, cultural competency, and equitable access to resources and opportunities.

Flagship Scholarship Program

The funds will aid those students who are among underrepresented minorities, first generation, and low-income groups. The Flagship Scholarship Program promotes educational access for students who might not otherwise have the opportunity to attend the University of Tennessee, and funds the University’s land grant mission and educational access initiatives that span across the state of Tennessee.


Diversity Enhancement Fellowships

The Graduate Diversity Enhancement Fellowship is a one-year package made to students in their first year of graduate study. It includes a fellowship, in-state maintenance fees, out-of-state tuition (if applicable), and health insurance. Preference for this fellowship is given to graduates of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs).


Intergroup Dialogue and Conflict Resolution Program

The IGD+CR program seeks to promote multicultural and social justice education and to build the skills necessary for students to communicate with one another across differences and through conflict. It also develops capacities on our campus for genuine, student-led dialogue on difficult social issues facing the campus, our nation, and the world.


Fund for Inclusive Excellence

This fund helps promote initiatives related to students, faculty, staff, community engagement, outreach, assessment, and education in the Division of Diversity and Engagement at the University of Tennessee.