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The Office of Equity and Inclusion

East Tennessee State University

Equity and Inclusion

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East Tennessee State University will be hosting its First Annual Equity & Inclusion Conference on September 26 and 27, 2019.  Events will begin at 8:00am each day.   This conference will feature best practices for equity and inclusion, strategies for ensuring that everyone feels welcome, and how ETSU will move forward in a manner that celebrates and promotes the humanity of all faculty, staff and students.


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Welcome Message from the Special Assistant to the President for
Equity and Inclusion

Welcome to East Tennessee State University's Office of Equity and Inclusion. One of our premier missions is to build awareness of equity and inclusion institution wide, thereby affirming the educational value of a diverse and fully inclusive campus community. We aspire to become a campus enriched by persons of different backgrounds, points of view, cultures, socioeconomic statuses, and other diverse characteristics by infusing inclusion into all aspects of university life.

We are an ever-evolving university entity as we process change, development, and transformation, not only within the realm of the department, but throughout the campus community. Already, we have experienced success in our endeavors as the Equity and Inclusion Plan for our institution unfolds. We extend a warm “thank you” to a willing, high-performing faculty, staff and administration as we move forward toward an inviting climate of inclusion that will be woven into the fabric of the university.

Keith V. Johnson, PhD
Special Assistant to the President for Equity and Inclusion


Commitment to Equal Opportunity

It is the policy of East Tennessee State University not to discriminate on the basis of: race; color; religion; national origin; ethnicity; age; sex; physical or mental disability; pregnancy status; marital status; sexual orientation; gender identity; genetic information; or covered veteran’s status in its admissions policies and all its departments, activities or employment practices.

Our policy is in compliance with the requirements of: Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; regulations of the Internal Revenue Service; and all other applicable federal, state and local statutes, ordinances and regulations.

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