Program Integrity Student Complaint Form
Use this form only if you have a concern or complaint related to an institution's accreditation or a violation of Tennessee law.
The Tennessee Board of Regents takes very seriously complaints and concerns regarding its institutions. Under the Federal Program Integrity rules (34 CFR 600.9(a)(1)(i)(A)), the TBR system office has been designated as the authority to investigate complaints about TBR institutions related to institutional accreditation or violations of State laws. Every TBR institution has a process to resolve complaints. Before a complaint is filed with this form, the complainant must attempt to resolve the matter with the institution. If the matter cannot be resolved, a complaint may be filed with the TBR.
Complaints regarding accreditation for any TBR universities or community colleges can also be made by contacting the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, 1866 South Lane, Decatur, GA 3033 (www.sacs.org). Complaints related to accreditation for the Tennessee Technology Centers can also be made by contacting the Council on Occupational Education at 7840 Roswell Road, Building 300 Suite 325, Atlanta, GA 38350 (www.council.org).
Confidential complaints of fraud, waste or abuse may be made by email at firstname.lastname@example.org , online, by calling the TBR Office of System-wide Internal Audit at 615-366-4441, or by calling the Tennessee Comptroller’s Hotline for Fraud, Waste and Abuse at 1-800-232-5454.
Notice: Under Tennessee’s open records law, all or parts of complaints - except confidential reports of fraud, waste or abuse - will generally be available for review upon request from a member of the public.
Please complete each question on this form.
Complaint is related to
If you selected state law, please specify WHICH state law:
Date complaint originally filed with institution:
I am a:
Current student status (if applicable):
Please provide the details of your complaint including the events that led to this complaint and how the institution has violated specific sections of the Principles of Accreditation or State law:
Describe how you have already attempted to resolve your complaint with the school - including the outcome of that attempt:
Explain how you would like to see the issue resolved:
Have you filed an official complaint with any organization?
If yes, list the organization's name and the outcome of the complaint below:
Have you contacted an attorney about this complaint?
Have you begun court action related to this complaint?
If yes, what court action have you taken?
By including my name and email address here, I hereby certify that I am the named complainant and that the above statements are true. I understand that this complaint and the information provided will be shared with the institution.