About the DCO

The DCO Coordinator works with students with all types of disabilities including:

  • Learning Disabilities
    (including AD/HD and TBI)
  • Psychological Disabilities
  • Mobility Disabilities
  • Hearing Disabilities
  • Visual Disabilities
  • Chronic Health Disabilities

When should I visit the DCO?

Now! Career development and preparation is a process that you should begin during your first year on campus. We strongly encourage you to start discovering UT resources, including the Center for Career Development, the Student Success Center, and the advising center of your college, as early as possible. It is important to start getting involved in campus activities and/or in the community early in your college career. You will want to begin considering opportunities for work-based experiences that will supplement your classroom instruction and prepare you for your future career. The DCO can assist you in learning how to be a self-advocate and to articulate your disability to faculty, staff, and future employers.

Do I need to schedule an appointment?

Yes. Contact the DCO Coordinator at (865) 974-6860 or dco@utk.edu to schedule an appointment. You may also schedule an appointment with the DCO Coordinator through the Center for Career Development at 865-974-5435 or the Office of Disability Services at 865-974-6087 v/t.