Access and Diversity Staff Retention Fund


The University of Tennessee Knoxville area has established the Access and Diversity Staff Retention Fund (ADSRF) to support the participation of university staff in diversity-related programs and conferences.  To receive funding for diversity conferences, seminars, and other programs, an applicant must meet the staff eligibility requirements and adhere to the following guidelines:

  1. Knoxville area exempt or non-exempt staff who have twelve or more months of regular, continuous service (minimum of 75% time) are eligible to apply.
  2. Applicants should be committed to supporting the goals of diversity as espoused by the University of Tennessee.  Applicants must provide a letter of introduction detailing relevant goals and how the diversity program/conference/seminar will benefit those goals.
  3. Applicants must provide a written letter of support from their departmental supervisor, detailing the benefits of participation to the employee, department, and university.

ADSRF Brochure

Contact Information


Rickey Hall
Vice Chancellor for Diversity

Committee Contact:

Shannon Bruce
(865) 974-6089

Contact Information

Employee & Organizational Development
220 Conference Center Bldg.
Knoxville TN 37996
Phone: (865) 974-6657
Fax: (865) 974-9715