Policies and Procedures Manual

Chapter 5: Personnel

05:04:03   Harassment: Sexual, Racial, and Other

Related Policies and Guidelines

TBR Guideline P-080 Discrimination & Harassment – Complaint & Investigation Procedure

TBR Guideline G-125 Process for Filing Title VI Complaints

The purpose of this guideline is to supplement Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) policies relative to the orderly resolution of complaints of discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ethnic or national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, age (as applicable), status as a covered veteran, genetic information, and any other category protected by federal or state civil rights law related to the institutions, and office of the Tennessee Board of Regents.

Any current or former student, applicant for employment, or current or former employee who believes he or she has been subjected to discrimination or harassment at Northeast State Community College or who believes that he/she has observed discrimination or harassment taking place shall present the complaint to the designated Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Student Success, Title VI or Title IX Officer.

The Northeast State Community College Affirmative Action Officer is:
Dr. Tim Harrison
Director of Equity, Inclusion, and Compliance
Pierce Building, Room P313
423.354.5296

A complainant should review TBR Guidelines P-080 and G-125

Every attempt will be made to encourage a complainant to provide a complaint in writing. The complaint shall include the circumstances giving rise to the complaint, the dates of the alleged occurrences, and names of witnesses, if any. Click here for a Complaint Form.

The Director of Equity, Inclusion, and Compliance will designate an Investigator when necessary. Investigators may include, but are not limited to, the College’s Chief of Police, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Vice President for Institutional Excellence and Student Success, or Director of Human Resources, depending upon the nature and scope of a complaint.



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