UTK’s Non-Discrimination Policy History

SGA Looks at Gender-Inclusive Restrooms March 1, 2010 OUTreach: The LGBT & Ally Resource Center opens February 25, 2010 Safe Zone website goes live January 25, 2010 LGBT: Gay Rights Activist Helps Make UT Orientation Open to ‘Alternative Lifestyles’ January 25, 2010 Second Safe Zone Training October 29, 2009 First Safe Zone Training September 29, 2009 Inclusive language included in discrimination complaint procedure September 2009 Take a Break for Wellness (includes Partner Memberships in promotion) November 2008 Report of the Safe Zones Task Force to Faculty Senate Advisory Committee November 3, 2008 Inclusive Language: Summary of Human Resources New Hire Forms August 2008 Benefits for domestic partners of faculty/staff at RecSports (no announcement) June 2008 Report on Domestic Partner Benefits at UTK’s Peer Institutions March 2008 UTK Adds Gender Identity to its EEO/AA Statement January 2008 The UTK Faculty Senate passes LGBTQ Safe Zone resolution. November 2007 The Daily Beacon publishes an article on UTK’s new anti-discrimination policy. October 2007 Safe Zone resolution passes in Faculty Senate (resolution) October 22, 2007 UTK Adds Sexual Orientation to its EEO/AA Statement August 2007 Principles and Prejudice Provost Holub’s statement on the exclusion of sexual orientation in UT’s official EEO/anti-discrimination policy. June 18, 2007 UT Commission for LGBT People unanimously passes resolution on inclusion of sexual orientation and gender identity in UT’s non-discrimination policy March 22, 2007 Commission for LGBT People website goes live February 14, 2007 SGA/GSS pass resolutions on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identification at UTK February 13, 2007 Organizational Meeting of the Commission for LGBT People December 12, 2006 Dr. Lyons mentions 2003 Faculty Senate resolution; Dr. Holub strongly agrees October 6, 2006 The founding bylaws and membership discussed with subset of Diversity Council February 9, 2006 EEO/AA Tagline added to OED website and job advertisements January 2006 Three employees meet with Chancellor Crabtree about a LGBT staff, faculty, student organization December 5, 2005 Welcoming Statement added to OED website 2005 SGA introduces SEN-18-06 Sexual Orientation Non-Discrimination Statement November 22, 2005 LGBTAnet Discussion List begins August 12, 2005 Dr. Beauvais Lyons posts Policy Change banner in UC August 1, 2005 Students to use silence in protest of discrimination Tuesday, April 12, 2005 issue UT policy should be updated Thursday, September 22, 2005 issue Faculty Senate 2004-2004 Goals Investigate partner (spousal) hiring plan proposed by Beauvais Lyons *UT Chattanooga Faculty Senate passes resolution including Sexual Orientation March 18, 2004 *UT Faculty Senate Unanimously Approves Sexual Orientation Resolution October 20, 2003 Lambda addresses problems Wednesday, April 18, 2001 issue Diversity forum found lacking in variety of types of tolerance Thursday, February 08, 2001 issue Lambda Student Union hopes to promote gay acceptance, protection on campus Wednesday, November 01, 2000 issue ETSU approves non-discrimination policy including sexual orientation January, 2000 Snyder expresses his support for clause addition Friday, October 29, 1999 issue Open mind Friday, October 29, 1999 issue UT lags in adopting clause Wednesday, October 27, 1999 issue Discrimination Wednesday, October 27, 1999 issues Board passes over orientation clause Friday, October 15, 1999 issue Student voices Friday, October 15, 1999 issue Board passes over orientation clause Friday, October 15, 1999 issue Voters to decide SGA referenda Tuesday, April 06, 1999 issue Referrendum Proposal and Petition to expand UTK non-discrimination policy March 2, 1999 ‘Silence’ supports sexual orientation Wednesday, April 08, 1998 issue ‘Moral Victory’ an Oxymoron Thursday, September 11, 1997 issue Snyder Policies cover orientation Friday, May 02, 1997 issue Student experience shows not all are protected at UT Friday, May 02, 1997 issue University’s future depends on bill’s passage Tuesday, April 01, 1997 issue Bill awaits Little’s approval Thursday, February 27, 1997 issue Opposition to new bill shows student diversity Friday, February 14, 1997 issue *GSA approves anti-discrimination bill Friday, February 14, 1997 issue SGA needs to support sexual orientation bill Monday, February 10, 1997 issue University of Memphis includes sexual orientation in non-discrimination policy December 19, 2006 Homosexuals warrant equality Tuesday, October 01, 1996 issue Homosexuals seek equality Monday, September 23, 1996 issue UT Martin Faculty Senate raise non-discrimination policy and partner benefits September 10, 1996 Campus group wants more protection under new clause Tuesday, June 25, 1996 issue Petition can cause change in UT policy Thursday, January 25, 1996 issue Lambda challenges lack of policy Tuesday, January 23, 1996 issue Lambda petition too early for change Tuesday, January 23, 1996 issue

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