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TTU is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities.
It is the policy and intent of Tennessee Tech University to provide equal opportunity in employment to all persons. The university emphasizes its commitment to equal opportunities for all individuals and provides a program of affirmative action to ensure equal employment opportunity.
Tennessee Tech University’s Diversity and Legal Affairs Office oversees the implementation and compliance of the university’s policies and procedures regarding employment, discrimination and harassment.
Tennessee Tech adopts the Tennessee Board of Regents Guideline
P-080 Discrimination and Harassment – Complaint and Investigation Procedure
According to TTU's Policy No. 141 Prohibited Discrimination and Harassment:
VI. Reporting and Tennessee Tech Response
A. Any faculty, staff, or student who believes that he/she has been a victim of
Discrimination, Harassment, or Retaliation or any faculty or staff member who has
witnessed Discrimination, Harassment, or Retaliation should report the incident, as
soon as possible, to any Responsible Employee or directly to the appropriate
1. In cases where the complainant is an employee, the incident(s) should be
reported to the Equity Officer.
2. In cases where the complainant is a student, the incident(s) should be report to
the Title IX Coordinator.
B. Complaints may also be reported through the anonymous General Complaint Form.
Please note that anonymous complaints will be investigated to the full extent
possible; however, anonymous complaints may not always provide sufficient
information for resolution or action.
C. Any Responsible Employee who becomes aware of a potential incident of
Discrimination, Harassment, or Retaliation must report the incident to the
appropriate Reporting Authority as defined in VI. A within one (1) business day.
D. Complaints must be made within 365 days of the last incident of Discrimination,
Harassment, or Retaliation, absent extraordinary circumstances.
E. Upon receipt of a complaint, the Reporting Authority will determine whether or not
the complaint meets the definition of Discrimination, Harassment, or Retaliation as
defined in Section IV.
1. If the complaint is determined to meet the standard definition, the Reporting
Authority will assign an investigator to investigate the complaint.
2. If the complaint is determined not to meet the standard definition, the Reporting
Authority will forward the complaint to the appropriate administrator for action,
F. The investigator will conduct a prompt, thorough, and impartial investigation of the
complaint and provide notification of the outcome within sixty (60) days of the
report of Discrimination, Harassment, or Retaliation, absent good cause.
G. Tennessee Tech will maintain the confidentiality of the complaint, and the privacy
of the persons involved, to the greatest extent possible, consistent with its goal of
conducting a thorough and complete investigation and to the extent permitted by the
H. In situations that require immediate action because of safety or other concerns,
Tennessee Tech may take reasonable, appropriate administrative action.
I. Upon completion of the investigation, the investigator will provide a summary of
his/her findings and conclusions to the appropriate Vice President.
1. In cases where the complaint includes an employee, the Vice President for
Planning and Finance will review the findings and conclusions.
2. In cases where the complaint is between two or more students, the Vice
President for Student Affairs will review the findings and conclusions.
J. The Vice President will decide whether or not a violation of this policy has
occurred based on the findings and conclusions
The Multicultural Affairs Office is responsible for creating a diverse student, staff and faculty body at Tennessee Tech. They have an Ambassadors Program in which current students assist staff in recruitment of minority students.
R.A.C.E. - REACHING ACHIEVEMENT AND COMMITTED TO EXCELLENCE
The Multicultural Affairs peer mentoring program exists to assist first-time students from underrepresented ethnic populations with their transition to life at Tennessee Tech. The program is designed to provide social and intellectual support for students in an effort to help them become positively involved academically, culturally and socially as part of the TTU community.
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The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.