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Office of the Dean of Students

The Office of the Dean of Students is dedicated to cultivating an inclusive learning community for students at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. We value leadership and service, mattering and belonging, and compassionate care as essential themes of the student experience.

Through a holistic approach, our departments work to accomplish our mission through transformative experiences, events, and initiatives that complement the mission, vision, and values of the University and the Division of Student Life

Rocky Topics

A dialogue series where the Office of the Dean of Students collaborates with partners and students across campus to explore challenging and timely topics. Previous Rocky Topics have included Natural Hair and Beauty, Disability and Visibility, and Allyship and Antiracism. 

974-HELP (4357)

The 974-HELP referral line was developed to help distressed or distressing students reach their academic goals and to help maintain a safe community and learning environment for all students. 974-HELP is a 24/7 referral line that allows you to share a concern about a fellow Vol for receive help for yourself.

Rocky Top Roundtable

Students selected to serve on this advisory board will have the opportunity to meet with the Associate Vice Chancellor/Dean of Students, Associate Deans, and other members of the DOS staff once per month to provide feedback on the student experience at UT.

Vol is a Verb

Vol is a Verb is an invitation to a conversation. It is a collective call to action to work together as a campus community to help make our campus a place where everyone belongs. The Volunteer experience should be accessible to everyone. Every single one of us has a story to tell, and every one of our stories is important.