Equity and Inclusion


The Office of Equity and Inclusion (OEI) coordinates and supports civil rights compliance for the University. OEI supports a living, learning, and working environment free from discrimination and harassment, where all members of the TSU community feel welcomed and valued.

The Office of Equity and Inclusion enhances the University's climate of inclusion through the following:

  • Investigating and resolving complaints of discrimination or harassment based on race, color, creed, ethnic or national origin, gender, sexual orientation/gender identity expression, religion, age, disability, genetic information and/or veteran status
  • Facilitating collaboration on all diversity initiatives
  • Coordinating disability services for employees and applicants for employment
  • Monitoring the University's compliance with equal opportunity laws and affirmative action guidelines
  • Keeping University personnel informed of their obligations under state and federal equal opportunity laws
  • Providing training on equal opportunity, affirmative action, sexual harassment, and other related topics
  • Reviewing, approving and tracking personnel actions for EEO compliance

If you feel that you have been harassed or discriminated against in any TSU sponsored program or activity based on any of the above mentioned protected classes , please contact us at equity@tnstate.edu.

Puzzle PiecesFrequently Requested Documents:

Discrimination/Harassment Reporting Form

Sexual Misconduct Reporting Form

Temporary Employment Requirements

Search Committee Chair Guideline


 The University promotes and ensures equal opportunity for all persons without regard to race, color, national origin, sex(including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, religion, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status. 

The Office of Equity and Inclusion reports directly to the University's President.