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Belong at Motlow

Motlow fosters a learning environment where you can celebrate your individuality—and where you can explore the shared ideas and experiences that connect us all. You’ll soon find that our differences don’t divide us. Instead, our community is strengthened by the varied perspectives, interests, and identities of its members.

Motlow believes engaging new ideas, perspectives, cultures, and people encourages personal growth.



Access & Diversity Committee

Our Commitment

The Access and Diversity Committee serves students as well as the community by actively fostering and embracing our unique differences. The College strives to enrich its heritage through the integration and collaboration of the varied cultures and backgrounds of its students, faculty, and staff. You/We Belong at Motlow!

The Committee supports diversity, access, and inclusion by focusing on improving student learning through culturally diverse perspectives. Motlow recruits and retains diverse faculty and staff. The College awards Access and Diversity grants to qualified students to help them reach their educational goals. Access and Diversity opens the doors to higher education and improves the success of everyone. It is the optimal learning environment.

Access and Diversity Grants and Scholarships

You Belong Here: Scholarship Assistance for Students:

Faculty and Staff Professional Development, Retention, and Recruitment Grant

Belonging at Motlow is investing in the growth and professional development of our faculty and staff. Therefore, faculty and staff can apply for A&D professional development funds. 

Bias Reporting at Motlow

  • The Compliance, Equity, and Inclusion Officer is responsible for collecting and tracking all reports of bias at Motlow that could impact our commitment to diversity and inclusion. If you observe or experience bias, you can make a report.
  • Reporting is confidential and open to students, employees, and community members. 
  • If you witness or experience bias on any Motlow campus or in any Motlow gathering, you should intervene if you feel comfortable. If a crime is in progress, call Campus Police or 911. File an incident report as soon as possible.

Non-discrimination Statement

Motlow State Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ethnicity or national origin, sex, disability, age status as a protected veteran or any other class protected by Federal or State laws and regulations and by Tennessee Board of Regents policies with respect to employment, programs, and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Barbara Scales, Executive Director of Organizational Culture & Enrichment
5002 Motlow College Blvd
Smyrna, TN 37167

Jeanna Scholz, Compliance and Policy Specialist

Intellectual Diversity Survey

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