What is Title VI?
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 ("Title VI") is the federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, and national origin in programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance. As a recipient of these funds, TSU is required to follow the provisions of Title VI, and therefore, all facilities, programs, and services sponsored by the University are available to all eligible persons regardless of race, color, or national origin.
Another important facet of Title VI involves providing meaningful access to programs and services for individuals that are considered to have Limited English Proficiency ("LEP"). In our programs and/or services, TSU does not discriminate against anyone based on their ability to communicate in English. To ensure that all individuals are able to communicate, either in writing or verbally, the University utilizes Avaza Language Service Corporation who provides translation and interpretation services on an as needed basis. For more information about this service, contact our office at 615-963-7435, or to access the "One Moment Please" language identification card click here.
For more information about Title VI and its requirements, review the University's Non-Discrimination Policy. You can also visit the Tennessee Board of Regents website to find new guidelines regarding filing a complaint under Title VI. If you have questions or if you feel that you have been harassed or discriminated against in any TSU sponsored program or activity based on your race, color or national origin, please contact the University's Title VI Coordinator.
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