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Academic, Career & Personal Support

Center for Career Development and Academic Exploration

Provides career-related programs, resources, and services to students and alumni. The center helps students choose majors, find jobs and internships, and navigate graduate school admission.

Center for Global Engagement

Provides resources and support for education abroad opportunities, international and intercultural programming, global research, international student and scholar services, English language study, 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 Student Life is to develop student-centered opportunities that contribute to a transformative Volunteer experience. These experiences create a climate in which learning, belonging, engagement, inclusivity, and care can thrive.

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 Health Education and Wellness, Jones Center for Leadership and Service, Center for Student Engagement, Multicultural Student Life, Office of the Dean of Students, 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, Center for Care and Resilience, Student Union, and University Housing.

The website 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, and 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
  • 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

The Office of Equity and Diversity is responsible for campus accessibility and ADA accommodations for employees of the university and visitors. It promotes compliance with Equal Employment Opportunity laws. And, is responsible for civil rights related education and professional development.

Office of Investigations & Resolutions

OIR serves as the central campus investigation unit for UTK (including the UT Institute of Agriculture and the UT Space Institute), the UT System Administration, and the UT Institute for Public Service. OIR’s mission includes: (i) receiving, assessing, and investigating and/or otherwise resolving reports of violations of university policy in a prompt, thorough, and impartial manner; (ii) advancing the university’s commitment to providing a safe and welcoming living, learning, and working environment; (iii) supporting university expectations for workplace behavior; and (iv) facilitating compliance with applicable federal law, state law, and university policy, including campus equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policies. Visit for more information.

Office of Innovative Technologies

Provides 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

Multicultural Student Life is dedicated to promoting a welcoming and inclusive campus environment while advocating for traditionally marginalized students by providing academic support, multicultural education, identity exploration, leadership development, and diverse and innovative programming through collaborative partnerships. We strive to assist in the retention and graduation of students who are empowered to positively impact a global society.

Office of Student Conduct & Community Standards

Student Conduct & Community Standards (SCCS) develops student integrity and accountability through an educational, consistent, and equitable conduct process. The conduct process is educational in nature and centered around student development. Although Student Conduct can issue disciplinary outcomes, most all allegations of misconduct are resolved through an educational and developmental approach. The process is designed to promote learning and development as it relates to appropriate decision making.

Pride Center

The mission of the Pride Center is to provide academic and social support for the LGBTQ+ community at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK). We strive to be a space for all members of the UTK community to engage with and explore issues relating to gender and sexuality. Our mission is accomplished through our educational programming focusing on gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation; our contributions to and maintenance of a campus LGBTQ+ community; and advocating for equitable access for LGBTQ+ students, faculty, and staff on campus.

Academic Success Center

Provides undergraduate students with academic support services such as supplemental instruction, tutoring, and academic coaches. Academic Coaches provide personalized strengths-based coaching for incoming students through Vol Success Teams while also assisting continuing students in developing academic skills and goals. The ASC also 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. Visit the library website to find electronic resources, make an appointment with the librarian who specializes in your discipline, or chat with a librarian about your research needs, day or night.