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Working for the TSU Community
The Office of Equity and Inclusion offers a number of services for the students and employees at the University to ensure we remain in compliance with all applicable federal and state equal opportunity laws and regulations. The following is a description of the services offered by the office:
Complaint Investigation and Resolution
Our office is responsible for ensuring the prompt, thorough, and fair investigation of complaints of discrimination or harassment based on race, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy), age, disability, religion, sexual orientation/gender identity, and veteran status.
These investigations are conducted according to the requirements of TBR Policy Guideline P-080 and when warranted, we ensure that appropriate corrective and disciplinary action is taken as a result of a policy violation. If you feel that your rights have been violated, please complete the Equity & Inclusion Complaint Form and contact our office at 615-963-7435 or visit us in the McWherter Administration Building in Suite 260.
Reasonable Accommodations for Employees
This office coordinates disability services for all employees and applicants for employment. It is the policy of TSU to provide equal access to all regardless of disability, and we fully comply with all laws that ensure equal opportunity for persons who may have a disability. Reasonable accommodations for employees have been and will continue to be made to the highest extent possible.
If you are a qualified disabled applicant or employee who desires reasonable accommodations, you should contact the Office of Equity and Inclusion. You may also download the University's Reasonable Accommodations Form for employees to begin the process. Visit our Disability Information page to learn more about other disability services our office provides.
Equal Opportunity Compliance Training
We serve as a source of information for employees and students in matters related to equal opportunity. While we are happy to answer any individual inquiries, we also provide training to groups on a variety of different equal opportunity topics such as preventing discrimination and achieving diversity in admissions. We periodically host open workshops on the University anti-discrimination policies as required by law, but we will also conduct a workshop tailored to the needs of your group at a time that is mutually convenient.
For more information on available training presentations or to request a training workshop for your department or student organization, visit our Training page.
Employee Recruitment and Hiring
The Office of Equity and Inclusion has an active role in the University's hiring process in ensuring we remain in compliance with equal employment opportunity laws and that we are actively recruiting a diverse workforce. We are also responsible for drafting the University's annual Affirmative Action Plan and monitoring the progress towards meeting the goals and objectives of the plan on an ongoing basis.
To access personnel transaction forms, find hiring best practices, and learn more about the University's responsibilities in employment matters as they relate to diversity, visit our Employee Recruitment and Hiring page.