Celebrating 50 Years of Advancing Access to the Volunteer Community
The Office of Equal Opportunity & Accessibility (EOA) ensures that UTK (Institute of Agriculture, Space Institute, UT Athletics, and Institute of Public Service), UT Foundation, and the UT System comply with federal and state laws by granting access to qualified persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, and genetics seeking to participate in or benefit from programs, activities, facilities, or employment.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The EEO protects applicants and employees from discrimination in many aspects of employment by ensuring compliance with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (race, color, religion, sex, national origin), Titles I and V of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, The Age Discrimination Act of 1967, the Equal Pay Act of 1963, and Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008.
Americans with Disabilities Act
The ADA seeks to eliminate barriers to access, participation, and employment. Visitors and employees seeking accommodations should contact EOA. Students seeking accommodations should contact the Office of Student Disability Services.
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is a federal law that protects individuals from discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin in programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance. Contact EOA for assistance completing requests for information.
Learn more about civil rights, employee, supervisor, and institution responsibilities, as well as best practices in the workplace and university community.
As of August 1, 2023, EOA’s charge includes campus accessibility, ADA accommodations for employees and visitors, faculty and exempt staff searches, exemptions from normal search processes, and civil rights related education and development. Allegations of civil rights violations are now being addressed by the Office of Investigation and Resolution (OIR). To learn more about OIR, or to report a possible violation of campus policy, please visit oir.utk.edu.