Building the Global Community
When you come to UT, you’ll automatically be part of our campus community. As you become more involved in the academic and extracurricular life of campus, you will become a part of communities of your peers, other students whose interest match your own. Important communities and lifelong friendships develop by living in any of UT’s residence halls. You may choose to live in one of our learning communities, you may opt for Greek life as a member of a fraternity or sorority, you may participate in intramural athletics, or you may decide to join or start your own campus organization.
UT would like to help you expand your horizons beyond our campus—not only to help prepare you for a future as a member of the global community, but also to help bring the global community to UT. We have many great programs and facilities on campus that promote a culture of diversity and will help you broaden your horizons.
Ready for the World
Are you ready to watch? Ready to listen? Ready to go? Ready for the World is part of a long-range plan to transform the campus into a culture of diversity that best prepares students for working and competing in the 21st century. Many campus-wide opportunities are associated with this initiative, including films, concerts, conversations, seminars, and more. Get ready for your future—get ready for the world!
Black Cultural Center
The Black Cultural Center (BCC) is a gathering place for all students to enjoy programs and activities that promote awareness of African American culture and foster an atmosphere of interaction, participation, and understanding among students of all cultural backgrounds.
Center for International Education
The Center for International Education (CIE) is the office that provides students with information about overseas study, research, work, volunteer projects, and travel.
The I-House is a place to meet and learn about people of diverse cultures through participation in dance lessons, cooking and culture nights, language tables, an international film series, and "global hour" discussions.
» When you see this logo, pay attention.
» Are you on Facebook?
If so, check out our Ready for the World page. It's a good way to keep up with community-building events at I-House and other places around campus. You can also use it to share your experiences as a Volunteer—whether it's working at a soup kitchen, building Habitat houses, volunteering at a local school, or however you choose to rock the world!
» Come to The Coffee House
The I-House Coffee House series is designed to promote social interaction between everyone in the university community. All are welcome to join the conversation!