Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity

It is the intent of the Tennessee Board of Regents that the Board of Regents and all of the institutions within the Tennessee Board of Regents System will promote and ensure equal opportunity for all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, ethnic or national origin, disability status, age or status as a protected veteran and shall fully comply with Executive Order 11246, as amended; the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended; the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Act of 1974, as amended; the Equal Pay Act of 1963, as amended; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, as amended the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Pregnancy Discrimination Act; applicable state statutes and all regulations promulgated pursuant thereto.

It is the intent of the Board that each campus of the Board shall be free of harassment on the basis of sex and race, and shall fully comply with the provisions of Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, as amended, the federal and state constitutions, and all other applicable federal and state statutes.  

The Board of Regents is committed to the treatment of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action as an integral part of effective management principles and practices. To this end, the Board maintains an active effort to improve the employment and educational opportunities of members of minority groups, women, the disabled, and Veterans. The Board and all of its campuses maintain Affirmative Action Plans which serve as one of the guiding documents in hiring and promotions.  The Affirmative Action Plan, absent certain data metrics, is available for inspection by any employee or applicant for employment, upon request, during normal business hours 8:00 am – 4:30 pm in the TBR Office of Organizational Effectiveness, 1 Bridgestone Park, Nashville, Tennessee. Please contact Dr. Sean Chism to make an appointment.

For more information on issues related to equity, please contact Dr. Sean Chism, Equity Officer, at 615-366-2209.  Visit System Office Equal Opportunity for information specific to the equal opportunity practices and procedures in the TBR System Office.