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Office of Equity and Diversity

OED fulfills an important compliance function by working with various legal mandates set out by state and federal law and university policies related to civil rights, equal employment, and affirmative action.  OED also provides leadership and services that promote the institution’s mission of creating and sustaining a learning environment that is welcoming to all and hostile to none.

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Empowered Employment: Navigating Accommodations at UTK

Are you an employee (faculty, staff, and/or graduate student employee) at the University of Tennessee eager to learn more about the accommodations available...

10/4 2pm
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Reparations and reparative justice become increasingly common buzz words in American public life. These ideas extend from law, legal proceedings, and...

10/5 7pm
Leadership Matters: Supporting Employees through the Disability Accommodations Process

This workshop provides an in-depth overview of the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended for managers and supervisors of employees (both faculty and...

10/12 10am
Advancing Accessibility for The Volunteer Experience: A Panel for Employees

In an ever-evolving landscape, fostering accessibility and ensuring a sense of belonging are paramount. Join us for an engaging panel discussion where...

10/16 11am
Office of Equity and Diversity Open House and Ramp Ribbon Cutting

The Office of Equity and Diversity will host an open house to celebrate the 33rd anniversary of the ADA and the 50th anniversary of OED. Stop by, meet our...

10/27 11am

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