The university has actively worked to understand the facts and listen to the concerns related to a faculty member’s use of a racially charged acronym on a whiteboard last week as part of an Africana Studies class on the African diaspora. We are committed to being transparent about the facts, concerns, and actions taken.
The Commission for Disabilities brings together a group of experts representing many diverse groups dedicated to representing and extending the disability work being done on the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, campus.
UT is joining a network of colleges and universities and the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to develop new methods of preventing sexual harassment in higher education.
Katrice J. Morgan has joined the Office of Equity and Diversity as the associate director of equity and diversity.
Ashley Blamey, longtime director of UT Knoxville’s Center for Health Education and Wellness, has been selected to serve as Title IX coordinator for the campus. Blamey assumes the new role today.
Several new staff members have joined the Office of Equity and Diversity to improve our efforts to create and maintain a learning, living, and working environment free from all forms of sexual misconduct and relationship violence. The three professionals report to Jenny Richter, associate vice chancellor and campus Title IX coordinator. The team works closely
As a UT employee, it is important for you to know your obligations if a student or employee reports sexual assault, sexual misconduct, relationship violence, or stalking and retaliation concerns.
UT is restructuring and investing more resources in two of the primary offices that handle sexual assault investigations, reporting responsibilities, and support and care for victims of sexual misconduct, relationship violence, and stalking.
Izetta Slade, human resources officer and director of Extension Evaluation and Staff Development at the UT Institute of Agriculture, has been named associate director in the UT Knoxville Office of Equity and Diversity. She will begin in mid-March.
Jenny Richter has been named associate vice chancellor and director of the Office of Equity and Diversity, effective June 1. Richter served as interim director following the death last year of former director Marva Rudolph.
The university-wide Sexual Assault and Misconduct Task Force has been appointed and will begin a series of meetings to examine the critical issues involved in creating a responsive and comprehensive sexual assault and misconduct policy. The task force members encourage everyone with an interest in this issue to attend their meetings and provide feedback about
The webinar “The University’s Interim Policy on Sexual Misconduct & Relationship Violence: What Employees Need to Know” is now available to watch at any time from your desk.