Title IX \ Sexual Harassment
The University of Tennessee Space Institute’s designated Title IX Coordinator/Equity & Diversity Officer is: Patricia Burks-Jelks, Director, UTSI Human Resources, Equity & Diversity, 411 B.H. Goethert Parkway, Tullahoma, TN 37388-9700. Telephone: (931) 393-7226.
This webpage addresses:
•Students, faculty, and staff who are survivors of sexual misconduct and relationship violence, including sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking
•Students, faculty, and staff who need to know about university policies, procedures, resources, and reporting options in order to help others who are survivors of sexual misconduct, relationship violence, or stalking
•Faculty and staff who need to know about their obligations to report and respond to incidents of sexual misconduct, relationship violence, or stalking
The University of Tennessee is committed to creating and maintaining a learning, living, and working environment free from all forms of sexual misconduct and relationship violence, including sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking. If you are a survivor of sexual misconduct, relationship violence, or stalking, please know that you are not alone.
“No person in the United States, shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and its implementing regulation at 34 C.F.R. Part 106 (Title IX). In compliance, the University’s state required Title IX Plan (see link below) is produced by the UT Office of Equity and Diversity. Click here to access the UTSI Policy on Sexual Misconduct, Relationship Violence, Stalking, and Retaliation.
The University of Tennessee policy prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender in any education program or activity. Complaints of a violation of this policy may be directed to the Title IX Coordinator. Complaints will be addressed following the University’s discrimination complaint policy and procedure. Click here to access the form to file a complaint. Other questions, concerns or inquiries may also be addressed through the Title IX Coordinator.
The University of Tennessee unequivocally opposes the sexual harassment of any member (faculty, staff, students). Sexual harassment will not be tolerated and will be grounds for disciplinary action. In accordance with federal regulations, sexual harassment is defined as follows: Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitute sexual harassment when: 1) submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of an individual’s employment; 2) submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as the basis for employment decisions affecting that individual; or 3) such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working environment. Complaints will be addressed following the University’s discrimination complaint policy and procedure. Click here to access the form to file a complaint. Click here to view the University’s HR policy regarding sexual harassment.
Training for UT Employees about Sexual Assault, Harassment and Other Important Topics
Help create and sustain a safe and healthy workplace by completing UT’s online training designed to promote greater awareness and enable action about sexual assault, stalking, intimate partner violence and sexual harassment.
Questions? Contact the HR Call Center at 865-946-8847.
Sexual Misconduct Training Video
Sexual Assault Resources
Sexual Assault Website
Policy on Sexual Misconduct, Relationship Violence, Stalking, and Retaliation
- HR0220 – Equal Employment Opportunity Affirmative Action and Diversity
- HR0280 – Sexual Harassment HR Policy
- Title IX Implementation Plan (2016-2017)
- Discrimination and Harassment Complaint Form
IMMEDIATE HELP ON CAMPUS
Students or employees may call the UTSI Title IX coordinator: 931-393-7226
IN AN EMERGENCY
If you are in immediate danger, call 911
or the Local Police: 931-967-9331 – Franklin County Sheriff’s Department
Haven of Hope – 800-435-7739
The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment 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.