We ask for this information in the following manner:
1. Do you self-identify as Lesbian, Gay or Bisexual?
2. Do you self-identify as transgender or any other gender identity?
3. What are your preferred pronouns (optional)?
Answer left blank.
Please see University of Tennessee FML policy via this link. https://policy.tennessee.edu/wp-content/uploads/policytech/system-wide/hr/HR0338-Family-and-Medical-Leave.pdf
The Counseling Center website details the following about its commitment to care, which suggests training for specific needs of patients. (https://counselingcenter.utk.edu)
Caring for All Vols
The Student Counseling Center is committed to providing high-quality care and services to all UT students. Regardless of your race, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender expression, physical ability, personal creeds or spiritual beliefs, national origin, or socioeconomic status, we pledge to create an affirming and welcoming environment. We achieve this by providing culturally responsive counseling services, specialized training for our staff, participation in community events that promote diversity and inclusion, and exemplifying a welcoming, compassionate presence within the Volunteer community.
An all-gender restroom was created on the ground level of the college last year. There are two stalls in the restroom. The signage shows a male, female and wheelchair symbol. The restroom is accessible to people with disabilities with use of elevator to ground floor.
Information regarding the availability of the restroom was emailed to all faculty, staff and students after the completion. In addition, it is listed on college directories throughout the building and on campus directories for the university.
Law 863 – Sex, Gender & Justice
The College of Law provides support for travel to networking events for the LAMBDA Law student organization.
SafeZone and Pride Center trainings, Multi-Cultural Student Life programs and workshops, Dean of Students initiatives, and individual departmental programs.
Clarifications: The resources, trainings, and policies referred to above #23-25 are university- wide and predominantly housed within the Division of Student Life and Division of Diversity and Engagement.
The faculty make the decision in their classes about pronoun use.
No additional information to share.