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Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Campus Resources

Campus-wide resources are available to provide information about diversity and inclusion issues and initiatives and to assist those who have experienced or witnessed an incident of bias.

Resources and Guides

Handbooks and Manuals

Campus-Wide Diversity Programs and Activities

Diversity Page

Campus Councils and Commissions

Recruiting Resources

OED maintains information regarding:

The following resources can prove to be helpful supplements to other advertising and recruiting methods used by the search committee:

  • Ads placed in professional journals, membership lists or vita bank services
  • Departments and contacts at other universities offering relevant degrees
  • Personal contacts to colleagues in the profession to solicit names of potential qualified candidates
  • Internet resources, listservs, and/or e-mail lists
  • Professional associations and conferences serving specific populations (ex. Women in Engineering or Association of Black Psychologists)
  • The applicant pool from similar searches conducted by the department or other university departments recruiting similar types of positions
  • Current employees
  • Local and campus-based special interest commissions (Council on Interculturalism and DiversityCommission for WomenCommission for BlacksCommission for LGBTExempt Staff CouncilCenter for International Education) as well as local community-based agencies (Knoxville Area Urban League, Community Action Agency, and Tennessee Workforce and Development, particularly the Veteran Administration unit).

See also: Search Procedures

UTK Factbook

The online Fact Book is made available to provide official information about the university including student demographics, enrollment, graduation data, faculty and staff demographics, financial data, and facilities. The data in this book reflect inclusive figures for the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, the Institute of Agriculture, and the Space Institute. If you need information not found in the Fact Book, please contact the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment at (865) 974-4373,, or 915 Volunteer Blvd., Knoxville, TN 37996-4060.

UTK Fact Book

Comment Portal

The Chemistry EID Committee is always interested in hearing comments, concerns, or general thoughts about the diversity-related climate and environment in our Department. In response to the expressed need for a safe space to express these thoughts, we are implementing an online submission form as a mechanism for hearing and, to the best of our ability, responding to the needs and voices of individuals in our Department. The form is completely anonymous, so feel free to be as open and honest as possible. Please use this service as an opportunity to have your voice heard. The Diversity and Climate Portal is monitored by the Department Head, who will direct comments to the appropriate place.