The diversity goal for SHRM Chattanooga is to help our members, their respective employers and the community to create, cultivate and enhance an environment of diversity and inclusion.

Our approach will be multidimensional including representation of all groups (race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, generational, physical and mental abilities, religious beliefs, military and veteran status, and other ideologies).

We will achieve this result through education, events, partnerships and recognition. 

For questions/inquiries concerning Diversity, please email [email protected]


The art of networking - April 16

*This event is open to ALL UTC and Chatt St. students regardless of major, grade level, or GPA.*


Monday, April 16 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. EST


Hunter Museum of American Art

10 Bluff View, Chattanooga, TN 37403

About the event:

Jump start your career and connect with professionals in the Chattanooga area during The ART of Networking.

The first 50 students to register will receive a FREE set of personalized business cards to use during the event.

Registration is FREE and food, drinks and transportation will be provided. Please plan to dress in business attire.

To register, visit utc.edu/artofnetworking.

More Networkers Needed:

We also need networkers! In order to provide students with a well-rounded experience, we would like to invite UTC faculty members and Chattanooga area business professionals to serve as networkers during this event.

To register as a networker, click here: https://goo.gl/Pznnr5


Diversity Chattanooga Bus Tour - May 21

Where: The Tour will begin and End University of Tennessee Chattanooga


When: Monday, May 21, 7:30am-5:30pm

  • 7:30am- 8:30am Kickoff, Awards and Workforce Diversity Resource Fair
  • 8:45am- 3:30 pm Program and Diversity Chattanooga Bus Tour Tour Sites
  • 3:30-5:30pm Caucus and Awards Reception


Tickets: Get your tickets (click here)

Registration includes a full day narrated bus tour of unique sties, which may include visits and/or presentations of:

  • Jewish Synagogue
  • Hindu Temple
  • Bessie Smith Center
  • Islamic Mosque


FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Jacky Akbari, National Board Chair | [email protected] | (615) 392-0952