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Welcoming and Affirming Spaces for All

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) is open to all. The Office of Access and Compliance (OAC) is available to employees, students, trainees and visitors needing help finding and accessing inclusive spaces and resources as needed. Other resourceful departments are listed below:

  • Human Resources (HR): The University of Tennessee Human Resources Office's mission is to provide the quality and breadth of human resource services necessary for the university to fulfill its mission of education, research, clinical care, and public service.

  • Office of International Affairs: The Office of International Affairs is an administrative unit at UTHSC, providing advice and counsel on U.S. immigration regulations and compliance. We work with international students, scholars, faculty and staff, and their families (dependents) in several non-immigrant visa categories and provide permanent residency processing for University employees.

  • Student Academic Support Services and Inclusion (SASSI): The Office of Student Academic Support Services and Inclusion serves the University of Tennessee Health Science Center students through services and resources to enhance learning, coping and student performance.

  • Student Success (Formerly Student Affairs and Community Engagement (SACE)): The Office of Student Success supports the academic and public service mission of the University by providing high-impact, student-centered services and programming that supports the personal, professional, and emotional growth of our students.

  • The Teaching and Learning Center (TLC): UTHSC’s Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) promotes student success through programs, services, and partnerships that support our educators in their pursuit of teaching excellence. 

Inclusive Spaces listed by Campus Location



Gender Neutral Bathroom sign - black with white people figures

Several restrooms in the GEB and Madison Plaza Lobby are available for all genders to safely access and use. These facilities also benefit others, such as parents with children of different genders and disabled people with attendants of different genders, as well. All are unisex, single-use restrooms. 


Photo of lactation room with small fridge and recliner

Several locations on campus have dedicated lactation rooms for those in need.

Locations may have specific hours of operation, please call beforehand to verify vacancies.

910 Madison Ave. Suite 753
Available Monday – Friday
8 am – 5 pm
Call Human Resources at 901.448.5601

920 Madison Ave. 825
Available Monday – Friday
8:15 am – 4 pm
Call the Office of Access and Compliance at 901.448.2112

8 S. Dunlap, GEB, Room BB9
Available Monday – Friday
8:30 am – 1 pm and 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Call Student Academic Support Services and Inclusion (SASSI) at 901.448.5056

Located in several restrooms across campus.

Spaces for private individual or group meditation/prayer are available on campus. These spaces are intended to allow for safe, quiet and undisturbed time for your respective religion or belief system.

  • General Education Building
    • Room CB3
    • Group Study Room 
  • 930 C-1 Conference Room
    • Small Breakout Room
    • Large Conference Room available upon request 
Prayer Adhan Iqama

It is the desire of The University of Tennessee Health Science Center to accommodate all faculty, staff, and students who have a genuine need for accessible parking. Accessible parking spaces are located throughout campus.

We encourage anyone coming to campus for a special event to contact the event coordinators to see if additional arrangements have been made for ADA access if existing parking does not suffice.




  • UTHSC Audiology and Speech Clinics at UT Conference Center (English)
  • UTHSC Audiology and Speech Clinics at UT Conference Center (Spanish)
  • University of Tennessee @ Knoxville (interactive map with accessibility, parking, safety, all gender restrooms, and lactation rooms)


Report an Accessibility Issue or Share an Inclusive Space

If you would like to report a digital or physical accessibility issue or would like to provide any feedback, please use the form below. OAC will review your request and share it with the appropriate department(s) to be addressed in a timely manner. If you're using a screen reader, the form should be accessible, however, if you have issues, please contact OAC at If you wish for us to follow up directly with you on the status of your request, please provide your name and email address on the form. Otherwise, self-identification is not required to submit a report of an inaccessible page or space.


Feb 7, 2024