Allyship and Antiracism Resources

The University of Tennessee has many online resources available for faculty, staff and students.


UT Libraries Research Guides

UT Libraries is publishing Research Guides: The Intersection of Race, Pandemic and Higher Education, a central location for research and resources.


UT Resources


College Resources

Our college has the following resources available to faculty, staff and students:

  • Dean’s Student Forum, a monthly gathering for students hosted by Dean Poole to discuss issues important to students
  • Coffee + Conversation, a monthly session for faculty hosted by Dean Poole to discuss diversity and other important topics
  • Weekly Conversation with Dean Poole, a weekly zoom meeting for faculty and the dean
  • Open Faculty Discussion, a monthly session hosted by Assoc. Dean Katherine Ambroziak for faculty to learn from each other
  • sketchbook, our college’s bimonthly e-newsletter that shares news and opportunities about diversity and inclusion in every issue
  • UTK NOMAS, our college’s chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects
  • Council for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, a diverse group of faculty, staff and students who help direct the college’s diversity initiatives
  • Council for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Fall Transition Task Force document and resources


Resources & Reading for Anti-Racism Education and Practice

UT Knoxville Chancellor Donde Plowman recommends the university community read How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi as well as White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo.

Here are additional reading resources from UT and others. We will continue to curate recommended reading resources and add to this list.


Reading Resources Related to Architecture and Design

We will continue to curate this list.


Resources to Get Involved


Resources to Care for Yourself


UT Resources

  • Help for faculty and staff: 865-946-CARE
  • Help for students: 865-974-HELP