Equity and Inclusion
Welcome Message from the Vice President for Equity and Inclusion
Keith V. Johnson, PhD
Vice 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.
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; gender expression; 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.