Diversity & Community Relations

Academic Resources

Multicultural Mentoring Program (MMP)

The Multicultural Mentoring Program provides personal support, assistance, social guidance and campus survival skills to first-year students of color by connecting them with upper-class students. For more info contact the office of Multicultural Student Life: mmp@utk.edu or call (865) 974-6861.


Office of Multicultural Student Life

The Academic Support Unit in the Office of Multicultural Student Life helps undergraduate students progress towards graduation. This unit offers several important programs:

• Free tutoring services
• Finals and exam preparation
• Book loan program

For more information about these services, contact Jenny Wirth, Coordinator for Academic Support, Office of Multicultural Student Life – asu@utk.edu


The Student Success Center

The Student Success Center offers academic coaching, supplemental instruction and tutoring for students. For more information about these services, contact: studentsuccess@utk.edu, (865) 974-6641.


UT Lead Program and Summer Lead Institute (SLI)

Developed by the Student Success Center, these programs are designed to give at-risk incoming freshman a head start on college by admitting them for the summer (SLI) and providing intensive advising and academic support. The Haslam College of Business coordinates pre-advising for the students who have indicated a desire to study business. We also provide workshops, open houses, and business basics seminars to connect the students with their advisors early on and to begin to develop a kinship within the college community.