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The Access Living Learning Community (Access LLC), offers second-year students access to a residential experience that will intentionally focus upon career development and personal development through academic enrichment and expanding cultural awareness of the East Tennessee region.

Second-year students who participate in this community will complete and earn a Personal and Professional Development Certificate through the Center for Career Development. Access refers to the advantage of structured, supportive, and specially planned opportunities afforded to students living in this LLC. Personal reflection following career and personal development opportunities will support students as they develop their goals and action steps necessary to achieve their goals.
Students who participate in this LLC will a) increase knowledge of their unique interests, skills and values and b) develop academic and professional goals congruent with their interests, skills and values, and c) expand their knowledge of local and regional culture while connecting with other second-year students in the LLC through meaningful relationships.

Community Requirements

The Access LLC seeks second-year students who are committed to developing a positive community with other second-year students and in making the most of their next year at the University of Tennessee. Students living in the access LLC will be expected to complete Access: Personal and Professional Development Certificate, offered through the Center for Career Development. While no courses are required, a menu of activities, exercises, events, and one-on-one sessions focused on the academic enrichment and career development of the students in the community will be required to complete the certificate.


Robert Morris
Assistant Director
Center for Career Development
Phone: 865-974-5435

Jessica Osborne
Assistant Director
Student Success Center
Phone: 865-974-6641

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