OUTreach LGBT & Ally Resource Center
The LGBT and Ally Resource Center works to provide a safe and welcoming environment for UT’s diverse lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, and ally communities.
As a physical symbol of UT’s commitment to diversity, OUTreach provides support, resources, and a community space for UT’s LGBTQQI and ally students, faculty, and staff, and anyone who seeks to learn about sexual orientation or gender identity. OUTreach achieves this by sponsoring programs and events that raise awareness, that increase visibility, and that engage in advocacy regarding LGBTQQIA issues.
Plans for the center began in the summer of 2008, when then-interim UTK chancellor Jan Simek met with the Executive Board of the Chancellor’s Commission for LGBT People. When the commission stated its goal of creating an LGBT center on campus, Simek suggested a space in Melrose that was soon to be vacated. Two years later the OUTreach LGBT & Ally Resource Center was opened on February 25th, 2010 by the University of Tennessee as a place open for all to address the issues surrounding the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.
Melrose Hall, F-103
1616 Melrose Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37996
Office #: 865-974-7803
The resource center is glad to offer meeting space to LGBTA related organizations. If your organization is interested in meeting in the center on a regular basis, we ask that two members of your group volunteer to help assist in the staffing or programming efforts of the Resource Center. Interested? Contact email@example.com