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The Commission for LGBT People – Knoxville is a body appointed by the chancellor to advise on the planning, implementation, and evaluation of university programs, policies, and services designed to improve the status of lesbian, gay, Bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, or asexual people on the Knoxville campus.

The commission shall:

  • Recommend changes in policy or procedure relative to the concerns of LGBTQQIA people;
  • Make recommendations concerning new and existing academic, professional development, and extracurricular programs;
  • Recommend and encourage research to assess the status of LGBTQQIA people at the University of Tennessee and compare their status with that of LGBTQQIA people at other institutions and agencies;
  • Advise and consult with all university officials on the needs and status of LGBTQQIA people; and
  • Provide information and support to the campus and community on commission and university programs and activities related to LGBTQQIA people.