United Tribes Technical College values diversity because it enriches the community and wealth of experiences that characterize a post-secondary education. Our students, faculty, and staff come from Tribal lands throughout the United States and Canada. The majority of our students come from the northern plains region of the country, with 70% representing the North Dakota tribes.
UTTC recognizes that diversity is about much more than race, ethnicity or geography. Because students from many Tribal nations are represented at UTTC, from a wide range of cultural and ethnic backgrounds, students are encouraged to share their own cultural practices, traditions and beliefs in the classroom in an effort to build an inclusive and welcoming community for all individuals and one from which we can learn from one another. We believe engagement with diverse perspectives and ideas is critical to the education and growth of all people, and we value the unique experiences and viewpoints of all of our community members.
United Tribes Technical College (UTTC) believes that access to a high-quality education in an inclusive environment is the right of all individuals and imperative for the continued advancement of a strong democracy and workforce.
Equity is ensuring that all students receive what they need to be successful through the intentional design of the college experience.
Statement on Censorship
United Tribes Technical College (UTTC) endorses freedom of thought and expression in accordance with the laws and Constitution of the United States. At UTTC, as in society as a whole, freedom of speech and expression is not absolute: speech that is libelous, slanderous, incites to riot or is unlawfully harassing is not protected. In addition, speech directed at persons with intent to cause substantial injury is not protected by academic freedom.
In affirming the principles of academic freedom and free expression, UTTC recognizes that its faculty, staff and students are subject to applicable state and federal laws. In addition, faculty and staff must adhere to UTTC’s employee policies, and students must adhere to the UTTC Student Code of Conduct, which shall be consistent with this statement and the principles expressed herein.