OUTreach: LGBT & Ally Resource Center

Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity


Campus Resources and Organizations

Lambda Student Union

The Lambda Student Union was founded to provide a means of communication between gay, lesbian, transgender, bisexual, questioning, and straight students at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. We serve the area through various educational programs, social activities, and political actions. Our weekly meetings serve as a way of organizing and unifying our community to bring attention to issues which affect each of us—regardless of our sexualities.

OUTreach: LGBT & Ally Resource Center

Stop by the center to find resources, browse the books, chat with friends, or just hang out. Melrose Hall, F-103.


A discussion list devoted to the sharing of information, news, articles, events, and ideas related to LGBT issues at UT and in higher education in general. List traffic is sometimes heavy, but a digest version, which only sends one e-mail per day is available. The list is not moderated, but is archived and searchable.

Safe Zone

Safe Zone is a voluntary network of faculty, staff, and students who believe that every member of the UT community should have an equal opportunity to grow and learn in safe and open environments. Participants display a Safe Zone symbol to demonstrate their nurturance and commitment to celebrating the invaluable contributions of LGBT individuals and communities.

LGBT Library Research Guide

Writing a paper or doing a project on LGBT issues? This research guide will help you find books, articles, documentaries, and more about LGBT related topics.

GLBTQ Support Group This group is currently not meeting.  If you are interested, contact lgbtacenter@utk.edu

Student Counseling Center

Each staff member is committed to providing assistance that is culturally sensitive and affirming to our diverse clientele, which includes students of color, international students, sexual-minority (LGBTQ) students, veterans, students with disabilities, and students from all socioeconomic backgrounds and with varying religious or spiritual beliefs.

Commission for Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, and Transgender People

The Commission for LGBT People is a body appointed by the chancellor to advise on planning, implementation, and evaluation of university programs, policies, and services designed to improve the status of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people on campus. The commission, in its role as an advocacy group, is committed to the protection and advancement of LGBT students, faculty and staff at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

QPR Suicide Prevention Training

Question, Persuade, Refer. Learn how to handle suicide situations.

Stop Bias

If you experience or witness an act of bias or a hate crime, call (865) 974-3179 and/or submit a Bias Incident Reporting Form. If you or someone else is in immediate danger, call 911.

974-Help Line (for students)

If you are concerned about your well-being or the well-being of a classmate, call (865) 974-HELP. Your call with be handled with the utmost concern.

946-Care Line (for staff and faculty)

If you are concerned for your welfare or for the well-being of another UT citizen, call (865) 946-CARE today.

UT Advocacy site (for students, alumni, staff and faculty)

This website is dedicated to providing information for University of Tennessee alumni, faculty, staff, students and friends who are interested in helping garner support for the University among state and federal government officials.


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