Dear UTHSC Community:
As we begin the new academic year, I want to welcome you. My name is Michael Alston, and I serve as the Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Inclusion, Equity, and Diversity.
Our mission is to serve the University of Tennessee Health Science Center community through our comprehensive Title IX Commitment by ensuring access to educational programs and activities free of sex-based discrimination.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of Title IX. For the first time, federal law barred federally funded institutions from discriminating based on sex in their educational programs and activities. The opportunity for equity in access benefits us all. As we celebrate this great landmark, we are reminded that we stand on the progress of those who came before us.
We are working toward an informed and engaged community where You are part of the solution.
I encourage everyone to review the 2022–23 Sexual Misconduct, Relationship Violence, Stalking, and Retaliation Policy with an effective date of Friday, August 12.
We invite you to join us on Thursday, September 22 from 12 pm – 1pm for an information session. Register here. We will update you on adjustments in the UTHSC policy, identify members on our Title IX Team, and resources.
Our door remains open year-round to your ideas, suggestions, questions, and concerns. I look forward to working with you.
Michael Alston, EdD
Title IX Coordinator