|Submission Date||Dec. 18, 2019|
Tennessee Technological University
IN-23: Serving Underrepresented Groups
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Facilities:Office of Sustainability
Is the institution formally designated as a minority-serving institution, historically disadvantaged institution, indigenous institution, or the equivalent?:
A brief description of the institution’s formal designation:
TLSAMP is a National Science Foundation (NSF) sponsored program with the mission to significantly increase the number of underrepresented minorities receiving degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. The program provides services that assist underrepresented minorities with the transition from high school to college. It also integrates them socially and academically into the university environment, and gives them the opportunity to participate in research and summer internship opportunities. In an effort to meet the needs and expectations of the underrepresented minorities in STEM, TLSAMP provides services such as academic enrichment, financial support, peer and faculty mentoring, research opportunities, and summer bridge programs.
The Office of Military and Veterans affairs offers many resources for incoming, transfer, and current students. This office works directly with students and the VA to ensure that each Veteran and Military family member maximizes their educational benefit. Eligibility for VA educational benefits can be extended to veterans, reservists, spouses and children of service-connected deceased or disabled veterans under the following programs: Pot-9/11 GI Bill, Montgomery GI Bill, VA Vocational Rehabilitation Program, Dependents GI Bill, and the Yellow Ribbon Program.
TN Tech is also part of the Tennessee STRONG Act program, which is a reimbursement program for members of the Tennessee National Guard to obtain funding towards a first bachelor's degree.
Aside from funding, there is also a Student Veterans Organization. The purpose of this organization is to ensure an effective transition to student life through any resource available. The SVO provides a fellowship of like-minded individuals in order to create a network of students and successful alumni focused on professional and leadership development.
There is also a program called R.A.C.E, which is Reaching Achievement and Committed to Excellence. This is a peer mentoring program from the Multicultural Affairs Office. The program assists first-time students from underrepresented ethnic populations with their transition to life at TN Tech. The program is designed to provide social and intellectual support for students in an effort to help them become involved academically, culturally and socially.
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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