Title IX Coordinator

“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, 20 U.S.C. 1681, and its implementing regulation at 34 C.F.R. Part 106 (Title IX).

The University of Tennessee is a recipient of federal financial assistance for education activities, and in accordance with provisions of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, all of its education programs and activities are subject to the prohibition of Title IX of that act against discrimination on the basis of gender. University policy prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender in any education program or activity. Additionally, in compliance with state law, the University develops a Title IX implementation plan annually and submits it to the state Comptroller’s office. This plan reflects the guidelines set forth in the document, “Without Regard to Gender,” produced by the Office of Education Accountability. The University’s state required Title IX plan is produced by the Office of Equity and Diversity.

The Title IX Coordinator monitors the University’s compliance with Title IX. Individuals with questions or concerns about Title IX, and/ or those who wish to file a complaint of non-compliance with Title IX, may contact the University’s Title IX Coordinator:

Dr. Bryan Samuel
Office of Equity and Diversity
Dept. 5455
720 McCallie Ave.
Chattanooga, TN 37403

Phone: 423-425-5670
Fax: 423-425-5761

Any University employee to whom sexual harassment is reported shall notify the Title IX Coordinator as soon as possible after initial contact with person reporting sexual harassment.

To learn about the University’s policies and resources relating to sexual harassment, sexual assault, and sexual misconduct by students, faculty and staff, including on- and off-campus resources for victims and the University’s procedures for handling complaints against students, please see the University's interim policy on Sexual Misconduct, Relationship Violence and Stalking. The University's  interim measures