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Guidelines for Use of the EEO/AA Statement /Non-Discrimination Statement

The following information is provided to help the campus community comply with various federal regulations concerning required use of both our EEO/AA statement. Should questions arise, please contact the Office of Equity and Diversity (OED) at 901.448.2112.

EEO/AA Statement /Non-Discrimination Statement

The full University of Tennessee Non-Discrimination Statement EEO/AA statement reads as follows:

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admissions 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.

Eligibility and other terms and conditions of employment benefits at The University of Tennessee are governed by laws and regulations of the State of Tennessee, and this non-discrimination statement is intended to be consistent with those laws and regulations.

In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, The University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the University.

Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), ADA (disability), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity (OED), 920 Madison Avenue, Suite 825, Memphis, Tennessee 38163, telephone 901.448.7382 (V/TTY available). Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.

Inclusion of this statement is required in the following:

  • Position announcements (which are not paid announcements), sent to potential referral sources and other institutions of higher education to solicit applications or nominations, for example: letter/memo for posting at other institutions, mass email/ listserv contacts, etc...
  • Catalogs, application forms, posters, and other material used in conjunction with the referral and/or recruitment of students, faculty or staff.
  • Publications which contain general information and are made available to alumni/alumnae, faculty, staff, students, or other participants in or beneficiaries of University programs.

Short EEO/AA/Non-Discrimination Statement

The UTHSC EEO/AA tagline reads as follows:

The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA/V institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services.

Inclusion of the tagline is required in, but not limited to, the following:

  • Paid advertisements to solicit applications for faculty and staff positions of employment.
  • Contracts for goods or services.
  • Purchase orders.
  • Brochures or newsletters.

Equal Employment Opportunity Compliance

The primary aim of Equal Employment Opportunity Compliance is to ensure that the campus is operating in accordance with the laws and regulations issued by the Federal government, State of Tennessee, and affiliated agencies. The area of Affirmative Action is also a matter of regulatory compliance at UTHSC. This website will provide information, documents, guidelines and contact information to assist all employees at UTHSC in their efforts to achieve the highest level of accuracy in reporting, and compliance in EEO/AA related matters

The following documents are in PDF format and require Adobe Reader, which is a free download.


Last Published: Apr 8, 2019