Office of Equity and Diversity News

Meet UT’s New Title IX Staff Members

Sr Deputy Director - Title IX Coordinator - Erin Stoner

Several new staff members have joined the Office of Equity and Diversity to improve our efforts to create and maintain a learning, living, and working environment free from all forms of sexual misconduct and relationship violence. The three professionals report to Jenny Richter, associate vice chancellor and campus Title IX coordinator. The team works closely

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Updates Made to Campus Sexual Assault Policy

UT is committed to creating and sustaining a living, learning, and working environment that is free from sexual misconduct, relationship violence, stalking, and retaliation.

Slade Hired as Associate Director in Equity and Diversity

Izetta Slade

Izetta Slade, human resources officer and director of Extension Evaluation and Staff Development at the UT Institute of Agriculture, has been named associate director in the UT Knoxville Office of Equity and Diversity. She will begin in mid-March.

WUOT Talks to Jenny Richter, Ashley Blamey About Sexual Assault

WUOT’s Chrissy Keuper spoke with Jennifer Richter, associate vice chancellor and director of UT’s Office of Equity and Diversity, and Ashley Blamey, director of the Center for Health Education and Wellness, about UT’s policy regarding sexual assault on campus.

Richter Named Director of Equity and Diversity

Jenny Richter has been named associate vice chancellor and director of the Office of Equity and Diversity, effective June 1. Richter served as interim director following the death last year of former director Marva Rudolph.

Sexual Assault and Misconduct Task Force Members and Meeting Announced

The university-wide Sexual Assault and Misconduct Task Force has been appointed and will begin a series of meetings to examine the critical issues involved in creating a responsive and comprehensive sexual assault and misconduct policy. The task force members encourage everyone with an interest in this issue to attend their meetings and provide feedback about the university’s Interim Policy on Sexual Misconduct and Relationship Violence.

Webinar Scheduled for New Interim Sexual Misconduct Policy

The Office of Equity and Diversity and the Office of the General Counsel are hosting a webinar, “The University’s Interim Policy on Sexual Misconduct and Relationship Violence: What Employees Need to Know,” from noon to 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 4. The webinar will highlight key aspects of the new policy.