Welcome to the TNOTA Diversity & Inclusion Webpage!


Our Mission: We exist to amplify diversity in the field of occupational therapy, promote awareness about equality, and advocate for a more inclusive profession regarding scholarship and practice in the state of Tennessee.

Our Vision: A future in which the Tennessee occupational therapy profession is an equitable, inclusive, and diverse representation of service for our community.



TNOTA Diversity Committee - Upcoming Events:
Stay tuned for committee events coming in 2023!



COTAD Chapters

Ready to hear the scoop on the Coalition of Occupational Therapy Advocates for Diversity (COTAD)

Watch this live recorded webinar to find out about COTAD, how to start a COTAD Chapter at your OT graduate program, and to learn more about the initiatives from the TNOTA Diversity and Inclusion Committee!

Great news!
 Financial Assistance: TNOTA will reimburse 50% of your initial COTAD chapter fee once your chapter is established! Just reach out to [email protected] once you have navigated and completed the process through COTAD.

Click below to learn more about COTAD Chapters by visiting the COTAD Website:
COTAD Chapters


 Human Rights Series

Over the course of the next 10 months, join us as we explore 10 of the basic human rights and their relation to diversity, equality, inclusion, and justice along with what this means within our profession as students and professionals. From the right to life, education, privacy, and many more, we will be discussing monthly aspects related to these rights in our own lives and others.



 Anatomy of An Ally Series

 Ever wonder how you can partner alongside marginalized groups to make change? What exactly does it mean to be an ally?
 Check out the brand new series "Anatomy of An Ally" - a
 7-part series that will show how we can use our mouth, nose, eyes, ears, heart, and hands to make true change in equity and inclusion. 
Click here to take a look! ----> Anatomy of An Ally Series

Graphic By: Danielle Coke - @ohhappydani


 TNOTA Diversity Committee - Past Events
We may have missed you for these, but we hope you'll join us for our upcoming events!



Diversity and Inclusion Committee Est. July 2020

If you'd like to learn more about our initiatives or have questions, please contact the diversity and inclusion committee!