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Academic, Career & Personal Support

Center for Career Development

Provides career-related programs, resources, and services to students and alumni.

Center for International Education

Provides resources for education abroad opportunities, international student services, English language study, International House programs, and related areas.

Division of Student Life

The Division of Student Life is charged with improving student life at the University of Tennessee. Its various departments encompass many different aspects of university life but all work toward one goal—providing students with an engaging and enlightening atmosphere of living and learning. The division is committed to an uncompromising respect for diversity, strong partnerships with university programs, and support of the university’s academic mission.

The mission of the division is to foster the intellectual, cultural, social, and emotional development of students by providing a climate conducive to learning and personal growth, enabling them to become fully productive members of a global community.

The Vice Chancellor for Student Life oversees the departments in the Division of Student Life. These units offer programs and services that assist and support students in their life outside the classroom: Center for Career Development, Center for Health Education and Wellness, Center for Leadership and Service, Center for Student Engagement, Multicultural Student Life, Office of the Dean of Students, New Student and Family Programs, Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life, the Pride Center, RecSports, Student Conduct & Community Standards, Student Counseling Center, Student Disability Services, Student Government Association, Student Health Center, Student Media, Student Union, and University Housing.

The main web page for the Division of Student Life, as well as the page for each area, includes a link for feedback and complaints. All feedback is anonymous unless you choose to include your name and contact information. If you would like a follow up response, your name and Net ID are required.

Office of the Dean of Students

The Office of the Dean of Students provides meaningful experiences for students from enrollment through graduation. Programs and services provide support, assist students with making connections, and with successfully navigating through the UT campus community. The Office of the Dean of Students oversees the following areas:

Support Services

  • Bias incident reporting
  • Big Orange Tix
  • Dean on Duty emergency on-call system
  • General consultation
  • Student absence notification
  • Student ombudspersons

Emergency and Crisis Incidents

  • Death of a student, alumnus, or family member
  • Family emergency
  • Attempted suicide
  • Critical student injury or illness
  • Sexual misconduct
  • Missing student

Student Disability Services

Partners with the campus community in creating equitable access for eligible students while promoting disability-inclusive diversity. SDS is the office on campus designated to work with students with permanent disabilities or temporary injuries.

Office of Equity & Diversity

Assists the university community in its goal to affirm diversity as an opportunity for personal growth and development, assists employees wishing accommodation based on disability, and works to ensure the equitable treatment of all persons without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status. Works with members of the university community who wish to file a complaint of discrimination, including complaints of sexual harassment.

Office of Information Technology

Provides information technology resources and services including OIT Accounts, computer support, e-mail, computer labs, online course management, technology training, collaboration tools, software and applications, network services, information security, and student and administrative systems; provides network access and cable TV in the residence halls. The OIT HelpDesk is available to assist you by phone, chat, in person, and online.

Office of Multicultural Student Life

Promotes academic success, equality, and leadership development of students through a wide range of programs and services that holistically address cultural, educational, and civic growth, including programming at the Frieson Black Cultural Center.

Office of Student Conduct & Community Standards

Adjudicates cases of university Standard of Conduct violations by students and student organizations; coordinates the monitoring process for students placed on disciplinary probation and the appeals processes for disciplinary and academic dishonesty violations.

Pride Center

Provides support, resources, and a community space for UT’s diverse lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQQIA) and ally students, faculty, and staff, with programs and events that raise awareness, increase visibility, and advocate for equal treatment of LGBTQQIA individuals.

Student Success Center

Provides undergraduate students with academic support services such as academic coaching, supplemental instruction, tutoring, and other programs such as SOAR and UT LEAD. Assists students facing academic probation, dismissal, and readmission.

University Libraries

Provides access to the world’s knowledge in print and electronic formats. Technology resources and research assistance are available at three libraries: John C. Hodges (main) Library, Pendergrass Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine Library, DeVine Music Library.