The Office of Multicultural Affairs has a lot going on this month. Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, join the Parade of Flags, and help plan events for Black History Month with free food and live music. To learn more about the Office of Multicultural Affairs and upcoming events, visit them online here.


WE Retreat:

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga will be hosting its fourth Women of Excellence (WE) Leadership Retreat. The WE Retreat is designed to empower, embrace, and exemplify young women by focusing on health, finance, education, leadership, and image. As a Peer Facilitator you are expected to be hands on, flexible, and understanding throughout this journey.

In order to participate, Peer Facilitators must be in attendance during all the dates below:

  • Monday, September 19, 2016 – Peer Facilitator Interest Meeting, Multicultural Center, 8:00 P.M.
  • Monday, September 26, 2016- Participant Interest Meeting, Multicultural Center, 8:00 P.M.
  • Monday, October 10, 2016- Peer Facilitator Training, Multicultural Center, 8:00 P.M.
  • Tuesday, October 25, 2016- Participant/Facilitator Social, Location TBA, 8:00 P.M.
  • Monday, November 14, 2016- Pre-Retreat Facilitator, Multicultural Center, 8:00 P.M.
  • WE Retreat Friday, January 20, 2017-Sunday, January 22, 2017

If you are interested in being a participant at the WE Retreat, please join us on Monday, September 26, 2016 at 8:00 P.M. in the Multicultural Center. Please contact Kemeisha Ladner via email at with any questions.  


Hispanic Heritage Month Kick-Off:

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 11:00 A.M.-1:00 P.M.,

Tennessee Room, University Center

Please join the Office of Multicultural Affairs as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month Kick-Off 2016 with free food and performances by Carlos Colon and Tropical Swing!


What’s Real Diversity Dialogue Series: The Presidential Election and Your Mental Health

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 7:00 P.M.

Multicultural Center

Join the Office of Multicultural Affairs for this month’s What’s Real Diversity Dialogue Series on

The Presidential Election and Your Mental Health.

Our amazing panelists will address images and messages from both parties that impact the mental health of voters and also discuss ways voters can ensure they will make informed decisions on November 8th.

Free food and great dialogue!


The Mainstage: Hispanic Heritage Month Edition

Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 7:00 P.M.

Multicultural Center

Calling all musicians, poets, spoken word artists, singers, and rappers!

Please join the Office of Multicultural Affairs for The Mainstage: Open Mic Night!

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we are highlighting Latino music! Music provided by The Perch with DJ Sir Ace Vendetta!


Black History Month 2017 Planning Meeting

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 from 12:00 P.M.-1:00 P.M

Multicultural Center

The Office of Multicultural Affairs invites any faculty, staff, student, and student organization to join us in planning for Black History Month 2017. The purpose of this planning committee is to:

  • Create a master calendar of all events on campus for Black History Month
  • Plan a few committee specific programs as needed
  • Market the events to the broader UTC community
  • Connect faculty, staff, students, and student organizations who may have similar program ideas

For questions, please email Danielle R. Sims at


International Festival (Parade of Flags)

Thursday, September 29, 2016 8:00 P.M.

Chamberlain Field

We are looking for more students to participate in the Parade of Flags during International Festival. Participants must be available on the day and time below. Participate and represent your home country and heritage!

Free food! Performances! Giveaways!

Students who are interested should email the Office of Multicultural Affairs at with your name, cell phone number, and the country you would like to hold the flag for.

We are specifically looking for students from the following countries: India, Honduras, Nigeria, Tanzania, Pakistan, Canada, Australia, France, Scotland, Turkey, China, Saudi Arabia, Philippines, Sweden, Spain, El Salvador, South Korea, Sudan, Thailand, Puerto Rico, Belgium, South Africa, Columbia, Brazil, Argentina, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Mexico and Guatemala.

Media Relations Contacts: Email Shawn Ryan or call 423-425-4363.
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