Policies and Guidelines for the Tennessee Board of Regents may be accessed through this site.  PolicyTech is the policy management software which TBR implemented to manage policies effective November 15, 2023.  Frequent users of the TBR policy website are urged to familiarize themselves with PolicyTech before the legacy cite becomes inactive. 


Much like the legacy site, PolicyTech allows the user to search by terms, by title, or by scrolling through the policy or guideline category.  

TBR implemented PolicyTech software effective November 15, 2023, to manage policies. 

Hints for using PolicyTech:

  • Exhibits are in the “attachments” tab at the upper right corner.
  • Make sure the search field is set to “Full Text.” (Use the ellipsis at the right of the search bar.)

Access PolicyTech


For questions, contact Theresa.whitton@tbr.edu.

Legacy Policy Site

The previous policy management system will remain effective through June 30, 2024.

Visit the Legacy Site

Recent Updates

NOTE: All Policies and Guidelines in effect on July 1, 2016 apply to all State Universities in the State University and Community College System, unless superseded by the individual institution's board approved policy.

December 13, 2023 Academic Retention and Readmission the Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology Internal Audit Marketing and Communications (Formerly Branding and Trademarks (formerly G-140) Publications (formerly Advertising Social Media Web Publishing (formerly Mass Communications

November 9, 2023 Ministerial Changes Academic Tenure for Community Colleges

October 31, 2023 General Travel - Annual revision of Per Diem rates for travel.

October 27, 2023

A-110 Institutional Review for Research updated Exhibits 1, 2, 4, 6 & 7 

September 22, 2023 Freedom of Speech & Expression Early Postsecondary Opportunities Approval of Academic Programs, Units, and Modifications Community College Learning Support with Exhibits Naming on Campuses and Building Plaques

September 7, 2023 Ministerial Changes Student Scholarships, Grants, Loans & Financial Aid Programs Student Scholarships, Grants, Loans & Financial Aid Programs at Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology

September 5, 2023 Ministerial Changes Public Records Policy Exhibit 1

August 17, 2023 Ministerial Changes Admission at the Community Colleges

August 9,2023 Guideline approve at Presidents meeting

B-022 Master Plans

G-080 Membership and Subscriptions

A-010 Program Modifications and New Academic Programs

August 7, 2023 Ministerial Changes Public Records Policy, Exhibit 1

July 6, 2023 Ministerial Changes Admission at TCATs

July 1, 2023 Ministerial Changes Hoildays Days of Administrative Closing

June 16, 2023 Admission, Enrollment, and Readmission of Service Members Micro-Credentials and Learner Records Ethical Recruitment of Prospective Students and Military Affiliated Individuals Parental Leave Family, Medical, and Service Member Leave Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Related Medical Conditions (Employees)

May 15, 2023 Ministerial Changes General Personnel 

May 3, 2023 Guideline approve at Presidents meeting

P-060 Formation and Operation of Faculty Sick Leave Banks (effective July 1, 2023)

P-061 Formation and Operation of Staff Sick Leave Banks (effective July 1, 2023)

April 27, 2023 Revisted at Special Meeting Selection and Retention of Presidents

April 13, 2023 Ministerial Changes Admission at Community Colleges

March 30, 2023 Councils Mass Communications Academic Retention and Readmission at the Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology Retirement

February 22, 2023 Guideline approve at Presidents meeting

B-090 Safeguarding Nonpublic Financial Information 

Index Codes

The following index is provided as an aid to finding the correct policy or guideline.


  • 1 = Governance, Organization, and General (, etc.)
  • 2 = Academic (, etc.)
  • 3 = Student (, etc.)
  • 4 = Business and Finance (, etc.)
  • 5 = Personnel (, etc.)
  • 6 = Sexual Discrimination/Harassment/Misconduct (, etc.)
  • 7 = Safety and Security (, etc.)
  • 8 = Athletic (8.01, etc.)


  • A = Academic (A-010, etc.)
  • B = Business and Finance (B-010, etc.)
  • G = General (G-010, etc.)
  • P = Personnel (P-010, etc.)
  • S = Student (S-010, etc.)
  • TCAT = Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology (TCAT-010, etc.)