Campus Diversity Organizations

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International student and scholar services (ISSS) assists international students after they have been admitted to the university. They are trained and experienced in cross-cultural counseling and U.S. immigration regulations and provide student and scholar orientation upon arrival: OR

I-House supports international student transition to the University of Tennessee and Knoxville communities through an engaging and welcoming series of programs designed to create a “home away from home”:

The English Language Institue (ELI) can help you improve your English ability, study at a college or university in the USA, speak better English for your work, help you to better understand American culture, and Improve your TOEFL score:

Latinx Students:


The Pride Center provides support, resources, and a community space for UT’s LGBTQIA and Ally students, faculty, and staff, as well as anyone who seeks to learn about topics related to sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression:

VolOUT is the University of Tennessee’s undergraduate LGBT social organization:

OUTgrads is a club for LGBTQ+ and Ally graduate students at the University of Tennessee. The club aims to support friendships and networking among graduate students while maintaining an active roll in the education and advancement of UT’s LGBTQ+ community, promoting unity, acceptance, and visibility:

Lambda Law Society is a student organization that is dedicated to promoting diversity education and awareness, fellowship, and discussion both in the UT Law community and in Knoxville at large. Our group is open to everyone and is completely free! Lambda Law Society includes members, friends, and allies of the LGBTQ community, and people who are interested in the issues of civil rights and gender and sexuality in the law. We believe that everyone has a diverse perspective to offer, and sharing these perspectives with one another strengthens us all as individuals and future attorneys.

The UT OUTreach: LGBT & Ally Resource Center is assisting in the establishment of an officially recognized LGBTQ Alumni Council at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. The LGBTQ Alumni Council is the official alumni group for LGBTQ and Allied University of Tennessee alumni.

The OUTstanding LGBTQ+ Conference is a yearly conference held at the University of Tennessee to explore issues within the LGBTQ community. The OUTstanding LGBTQ+ Conference was created at the University of Tennessee Knoxville in 2011 to explore the intersectional diversity within the LGBTQ+ community, and to educate and increase compassion within our University, the greater Knoxville community, and beyond. OR

The Commission for LGBT People is a body appointed by the chancellor to advise on planning, implementation, and evaluation of university programs, policies, and services designed to improve the status of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people on the Knoxville campus.

Safe Zone Network is a voluntary network of faculty, staff and students who believe that every member of the UT community should have an equal opportunity to grow, learn, and work at a safe and welcoming campus.


The mission of the Office of Disability Services (ODS) is to partner with the campus community in creating equitable access to eligible students while promoting disability-inclusive diversity.

the Disability Careers Office (DCO) assists individual college students and alumni who have various disabilities by providing career planning services and guidance pertaining to their specific disability related issues.

Accommodations, services, equipment, and software offered at Hodges Library, Pendergrass Library, and Devine Music Library.


(faith based student groups/resources) see


Financial aid and scholarship information for transfer students.

This is the Facebook page for Tennessee Transfer Connect, an organization at the University of Tennessee that serves to better represent the transfer population in and around campus.

Big Orange Welcome just for transfer students. Learn about opportunities and resources to get connected to UT. The small group meetings provide a more personal setting for you to interact and engage with one another and to have your questions addressed.

Welcome week information for new Vols and a pre-arrival checklist.


General resources for Veteran students provided by the library:

Veteran Student Services provides assistance and guidance to our active duty service members, veterans, reservists, guardsmen, and family members using their VA educational benefits:

Resume and career resources for student Veterans:

The Veteran Student Services provides assistance and guidance to active duty service members, veterans, reservists, guardsmen, and family members using their VA educational benefits.

The SALUTE Honor Society recognizes American active military, student veterans, and ROTC cadets* who have earned an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher (graduate students must have a minimum of 3.5 GPA). The goal of this honor society is to honor our student veterans who have shown courage, strength, leadership, excellence, and perseverance in their military endeavors and who are now showing that same commitment to their academic careers:

UT students and alumni who are military veterans are encouraged to make an appointment with an Office of National Scholarship & Fellowships (ONSF) staff member to discuss the opportunities available to them and their family members who may be eligible for additional support for their academic work. These opportunities are in addition to any GI benefits already being received.


UTK Council for Women


The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is committed to providing students, faculty, staff, and campus visitors an environment that is safe, as well as civil, and one that encourages the exchange of ideas through discourse in every aspect of campus life. All members of the campus community are encouraged to report bias motivated incidents or crime. The Bias Education and Response Team (BERT) includes members of the university community who are available to support and guide students seeking assistance in determining how to handle a bias incident. All members of the campus community are encouraged to Report Bias motivated incidents or crime.

“Civility is an act of showing regard and respect for others including: politeness, consideration, tact, good manners, graciousness, cordiality, affability, amiability and courteousness []. Ultimately, civility is treating others as we would like to be treated.” Adopted in Fall 2011, the Civility and Community Initiative is designed to work in concert with existing University of Tennessee, Knoxville, codes of conduct.

Diversity Action Plan

Learn how the libraries are working to advance access, accountability, an inclusive campus climate, and equity.

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