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Access and Engagement

Mission Statement: “We are committed to promoting diversity and inclusion for the University community in the provision of educational programs, employment and training opportunities, and other related University activities. Mutual respect is expected as we foster the positive learning and working environment of an Employer of Choice.”


Accommodation and Accessibility Information

The University of Tennessee Space Institute is committed to its role in the provision of equal opportunity and access in employment and education for persons with disabilities. The university provides reasonable accommodations to otherwise qualified individuals who are disabled or become disabled and need assistance performing the essential functions of their positions. Individuals in need of assistance are encouraged to contact the ADA Coordinator at (931) 393-7226 with any questions.

ADA forms

The University of Tennessee Space Institute 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 and admission without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, and parental status.


Office Location
Main Academic Building, Lower C wing, Room C106

Human Resources Director, Access and Engagement Officer
Patricia Burks-Jelks
Phone: (931) 393-7226