UT Knoxville Chancellor Jimmy Cheek released a statement this morning, reassuring the campus that the university is “committed to protecting the rights and opportunities extended to all members of our academic community . . . we will continue to recruit, retain, and support faculty, staff, and students from around the world.”
University staff continue to analyze the implications for members of the UT community.
According to the Chancellor’s statement, “Over the weekend, Center for International Education staff communicated directly with students, faculty, and staff who hold visas from the seven countries named in the executive order to offer guidance and support.” The Center for International Education, 1620 Melrose Avenue, has additional staff on site today to help those with urgent concerns.
Students also may seek support from the Office of the Dean of Students at 865-974-3179.