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Diverse people compilation photo

The perseverance of those who have come before us not only edifies our country to lift one another up during hard times, but also allows us to see that ‘as human beings we are more alike than are unalike.’

Department of Diversity and Multiculturalism Mission Statement: To progress beyond our prejudice and bias so that our vision in not limited nor inhibits our opportunities to grow personally, professionally, and spiritually in to further equitability and inclusivity at the University of the Cumberlands.

Become part of the progress, email diversity@ucumberlands.edu to get involved. Check back regularly for more information and events. 

The Networth Network

This program allows for professionals to speak directly to the student body about their future endeavors.  Through this program, the Department of Diversity at Cumberlands has established professional relationships where job shadowing, UC Engage, and recommendation opportunities benefit the students who participate. Professionals divulge significant information including their testimonies, the good, the bad, and the ugly of their professions while giving the students a Q & A session toward the end.

A student poses right before graduation
A student studying on her laptop in the coffee shop

The Smart Group

Designed to provide students growth in their personal and professional goals, aid engagement in their campus community, and support other various topics prioritized by the student. The main objective of The Smart Group is to develop and equip students so they can stay focused and have the ability to face the challenges of life. 

Open Windows Discussions

Open Windows will act as a “safe place” where students can come and express themselves based on societal events. Whether it is social inequalities or injustices experienced personally or in society, this forum will be a platform from which all opinions and perspectives will be taken into an account without judgement. Emotions, personal objections, etc. will be given the floor to enable open and honest discussions so that each and every individual is valued. 

Students participate in a MLK Day event