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, ethnic or national origin, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, age (as applicable), status as a covered veteran, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law
  • 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 misconduct, and other related topics
  • Reviewing, approving and tracking personnel actions for Equal Employment Opportunity (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

Student Incident Form

Employee Accommodation Request Form

Search Committee Chair Guideline




Tennessee State University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.
For more information, please review the Non-Discrimination Statement.