|Submission Date||Dec. 18, 2019|
Tennessee Technological University
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination
|2.00 / 2.00||
Office of Sustainability
Does the institution have a diversity and equity committee, office, and/or officer tasked to advise on and implement policies, programs, and trainings related to diversity, equity, inclusion and human rights on campus?:
Does the committee, office and/or officer focus on students, employees, or both?:
A brief description of the diversity and equity committee, office and/or officer, including purview and activities:
TN Tech Multicultural Affairs:
The Multicultural Affairs Office exists to provide support for the personal, cultural, social and academic growth and development of students from underrepresented ethnic populations. This office provides and encourages opportunities for all the students to learn about their history, take pride in their heritage, and explore their potential.
TN Tech Diversity and Legal Affairs Office:
The Diversity and Legal Affairs Office oversees the implementation and compliance of the university’s policies and procedures regarding employment, discrimination and harassment.
Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Affirmative Action is part of the Human Resources Department. This division ensures Tennessee Tech’s compliance with federal and state laws, and institutional initiatives that promote equality and a non-discriminatory and harassment-free environment.
Estimated proportion of students that has participated in cultural competence trainings and activities (All, Most, Some, or None):
Estimated proportion of staff (including administrators) that has participated in cultural competence trainings and activities (All, Most, Some, or None):
Estimated proportion of faculty that has participated in cultural competence trainings and activities (All, Most, Some, or None):
A brief description of the institution’s cultural competence trainings and activities for each of the groups identified above:
Faculty and Staff:
Tennessee Tech University requires all employees to participate in Title VI training every calendar year. Title VI was enacted as part of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964. It prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, and national origin in programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance. Employees are required to review the training information and submit the training confirmation survey in order to complete their training requirements.
Website URL: https://www.tntech.edu/hr/pdf/Title_VI.pdf
Tennessee Tech has many policies put in place including Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action (Policy No. 140), Discrimination and Harassment Procedure (TTU Policy No. 141) and Process for Filing Title VI Complaints (TTU Policy No. 142).
Website URL: https://www.tntech.edu/hr/diversity-equity/nondiscrim.php
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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