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 Colleges of Applied Technology 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.