Diversity-Related Offices


Chaplain’s Office

The Chaplain’s Office serves as a gateway to many religious and service opportunities. For more information, contact Walt Tennyson at tennysonw@rhodes.edu, 310 Briggs or 901.843.3804.

Office of Disability Services

The Office of Student Disability Services (SDS) is committed to ensuring that educational programs are accessible to all qualified students in accordance with the provisions of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and expanded by Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. To guard against discrimination on the basis of disability, reasonable and appropriate accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids are determined on a case-by-case basis for otherwise qualified students who have a demonstrated need for these services.  For more information, please contact Melissa Butler at butlerm@rhodes.edu  or 901.843.3885.

Office of Multicultural Affairs

Established in 1990, the Office of Multicultural Affairs has a unique role in offering programs & services that enhance the overall quality of life for students of color and other underrepresented populations.  All of the cultural organizations such as All Student Interested in Asia (ASIA), the Black Student Association (BSA), the Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA), the Hispanic Organization for Language & Activities (HOLA), and Rhodes Indian Cultural Exchange (RICE) reside under the Office of Multicultural Affairs.  These organizations, along with the Multicultural Resource Center are located on the 4th floor of Burrow Hall, and are open to all faculty, staff, and students. For more information contact Meredith Davis, Assistant Dean of Multicultural Affairs at 901.843.3885 or davism@rhodes.edu .

Academic Departments

Academic departments such as African American Studies, Asian Studies, Latin American Studies, Religious Studies and Gender & Sexuality Studies are also available sources of information.