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The Title IX Team

The University of Tennessee Title IX model provides a comprehensive community approach to the institution’s Title IX responsibility. Under the direction of the Title IX Coordinator, the Title IX team members, housed in critical areas across campus, work collaboratively to educate the campus community, prevent incidents, support those in need, and address Title IX-related concerns.

The Title IX Team consists of the Title IX Coordinator, Deputy Title IX Coordinators, and Investigators. We utilize the Center for Disease Control’s Social-Ecological Model as our framework and work to ensure our institutional commitment through:

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Ashley BlameyTitle IX Coordinator
Ashley Blamey
Office of Title IX
1817 Melrose Avenue
865-974-9600

The University’s Title IX Coordinator reports directly to the Chancellor and is responsible for coordinating university efforts to comply with and carry out our responsibilities under Title IX, including promptly, thoroughly, and equitably investigating and resolving reports of prohibited conduct to eliminate prohibited conduct, prevent its recurrence, and remedy its effects.

Reports or complaints of prohibited conduct or any other kind of sex discrimination, or questions about the university’s policies, procedures, resources, or programs concerning any of those issues, may be directed to the Title IX Coordinator or other Title IX officials, who are trained and accessible to members of the university community for consultation and assistance.

Erin StonerSenior Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Erin Stoner

Office of Title IX
1817 Melrose Avenue
865-974-9600

The Senior Deputy Title IX Coordinator reports directly to the Title IX Coordinator and helps to ensure compliance through assistance in oversight of processes and procedures of Title IX related functions.The Senior Deputy is responsible for tracking all Title IX reports and monitoring trends and patterns that arise on- and off-campus to help inform university constituents and guide campus efforts. In consultation with the Title IX Coordinator, she may assist in other aspects of implementing Title IX to meet the needs of the campus community.

Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Student Conduct and Director of Student Conduct
Betsy Smith
Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards
409 Student Services Building
865-974-3171

The Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Student Conduct reports directly to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Life. She manages reports of prohibited conduct and provides oversight of all Title IX investigations involving student respondents to ensure that investigations are conducted promptly and equitably.  She has direct oversight of all hearing processes and procedures and works collaboratively with the Office of Title IX to ensure consistent application of the policy and effective response to all reports.

Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Human Resources and Associate Vice Chancellor and Director, Office of Equity and Diversity
Jenny Richter
Office of Equity and Diversity
1840 Melrose Avenue
865-974-2498

The Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Human Resources reports directly to the Chancellor and provides oversight of all Title IX investigations involving faculty and staff respondents and helps to ensure that investigations are conducted promptly and equitably. She works closely with the Office of Title IX as well as the Office of Human Resources to ensure consistent application of the policy and appropriate resolutions to employee cases.

Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Student Prevention and Director of the Center for Health Education and Wellness
Laura Bryant
Center for Health Education and Wellness
1800 Volunteer Boulevard
865-974-5725

The Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Student Prevention reports directly to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Life and provides oversight of all student prevention and education efforts on campus related to Title IX. She works closely with the Office of Title IX to ensure prevention efforts meet the need of current students and other stakeholders.

Sarah Thomas Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Student Support
Sarah Gardner
Office of Title IX
1817 Melrose Avenue
865-974-9600

The Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Student Support reports directly to the Title IX Coordinator and works closely with students who have reported prohibited conduct to offer care and support, while providing interim measures to ensure the safety of those involved, as well as the campus community.

 

 

Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Law Enforcement and Clery Compliance and Clery Compliance Coordinator
Jillian Paciello
University of Tennessee Police Department
1101 Cumberland Avenue
865-974-0544

The Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Law Enforcement and Clery Compliance monitors and ensures Clery Act compliance at the university and is also responsible for preparing, publishing, and distributing the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. She is also responsible for identifying and training institutional campus security authorities, gathering crime and disciplinary referral data from various internal and external sources, and submitting the university’s annual crime statistics to the US Department of Education.


Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Intercollegiate Athletics and Senior Associate Athletics Director/Senior Woman Administrator
Donna Thomas
Brenda Lawson Athletic Center
1551 Lake Loudoun Boulevard
865-974-8192

The Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Intercollegiate Athletics reports directly to the Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics. She assists with compliance efforts regarding gender equity in Athletics, assists with creation and implementation of the Athletics Prevention Plan, and receives reports of sex discrimination and sexual misconduct. She also provides information to student-athletes, coaches, and other athletics staff about Title IX to help raise awareness about sexual misconduct and its prevention.

Title IX Investigators
Michelle Buck and Na’Tasha Webb-Prather
Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards
409 Student Services Building
865-974-3171

Title IX Investigators report directly to the Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Student Conduct. They assist in resolving complaints of sexual misconduct, relationship violence, stalking, and retaliation involving student respondents at the university. The investigators work as neutral parties in the investigations and comply with the processes and procedures set forth in the Policy on Sexual Misconduct, Relationship Violence, Stalking, and Retaliation to conduct prompt and thorough investigations.

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