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The Commission for Women 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 women on the Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee.

Thank you to all who served the Commission for Women during the 2018-2019 year!

Current Priorities

Each fall, the Commission for Women selects several issues upon which to place particular focus during the coming academic year. For the academic year 2019-2020, the Commission will:

  • Promote women’s leadership by supporting and enhancing mentoring and professional development
  • Advocate for sexual assault awareness and prevention and bully-free workplaces and contribute to the evaluation of relevant policies/programs/implementations
  • Advocate for pay equity across genders
  • Women’s History Month
    • Highlight accomplishments of prominent alumni and promote/support
      scholarship/research on campus that is related to women.
  • Review parental leave policies for birth/adoption and related work-life issues
    •  Particular focus on staff and graduate students
  • Support the Women in STEM Committee of the Commission for Women
  • Promote and support efforts to increase campus diversity and inclusion