Office of Effectiveness and Strategic Initiatives

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Title VI Compliance

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination based on race, color or national origin in the implementation of any program or activity that receives federal funds. The Tennessee Board of Regents is covered by Title VI, which in Tennessee is overseen by the Tennessee Title VI Compliance Commission. The Tennessee Board of Regents is required to file an annual plan for implementing Title VI.

Complaints can also be filed with the:

Tennessee Human Rights Commission
312 Rosa L. Parks Avenue, 23rd Floor
Nashville, TN 37243-1102

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity and Equity:

Policy/Guideline Area

Governance, Organization, and General Policies

Applicable Divisions

TCATs, Community Colleges, System Office, Board Members


The purpose of this policy is to define and promote diversity and equity throughout the Tennessee Board of Regents System.

Maxine Smith Fellows Program


The Maxine Smith Fellows program is a professional development opportunity for faculty, staff, and administrators at TBR colleges and Tennessee Locally Governed Universities.  The Maxine Smith Fellows program goal is to increase diversity, particularly with regards to race and ethnicity, in the faculty and senior leadership ranks in Tennessee public higher education. The program is cohort-based and provides professional development and training, mentoring, and collaborative-based project opportunities.


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