Internal Audit

Providing Independent Assessment 


The Department of Internal Audit at Tennessee  State University represents an independent, objective assurance and consulting activity designed to add value and improve Tennessee State University operations.  Internal Auditing helps the university accomplish objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes.  The TSU Department of Internal Audit adheres to The Institute of Internal Auditors' International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing and Code of Ethics.


Assurance services involve the internal auditor’s objective assessment of evidence to provide an independent opinion or conclusion regarding an entity, operation, function, process, system, or other subject matters.  The nature and scope of the assurance engagement are determined by the internal auditor.  There are generally three parties involved in assurance services: (1) the person or group directly involved with the entity, operation, function, process, system, or other subject matter – the process owner, (2) the person or group making the assessment – the internal auditor, and (3) the person or group using the assessment – the user.

Consulting services are advisory in nature, and are generally performed at the specific request of an engagement client.  The nature and scope of the consulting engagement are subject to agreement with the engagement client.  Consulting services generally involve two parties: (1) the person or group offering the service – the internal auditor, and (2) the person or group seeking and receiving the advice – the engagement client.     





Conflict of Interest Disclosure Form

Conflict of Interest Disclosure Form (Sponsored Projects)

Fraud, Waste, and Abuse Brochure

TSU Code of Ethical Conduct

You may report fraud, waste, and/or abuse: 

Using the reporting form

Via email at

Via telephone at  (615) 963-7621

To your supervisor or department head

To any official at the university

Tennessee Comptroller's Hotline: 1-800-232-5454