Policies and Procedures Manual

Chapter 3: Student Affairs

03:05:11   Complaints Related to Institutional Accreditation or Violation of State Laws

Under the Federal Program Integrity rules 34 CFR § 600.9(a)(1)(i)(A), the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) system office has been designated as the authority to investigate complaints about TBR institutions related to institutional accreditation or violation of State laws.

Students or prospective students who wish to file a complaint related to accreditation or regarding violations of state law not resolved at the institution may submit online submission forms to the Tennessee Board of Regents (1415 Murfreesboro Road, Suite 350, Nashville Tennessee 37217-2833, telephone: 615.366.4400). Under Tennessee’s open records law, all or parts of complaints will generally be available for review upon request from a member of the public.

Complaints regarding accreditation can also be made by contacting the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, telephone: 404.679.4500. 

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Divisional Review Responsibilities Checklist: Institutional Excellence and Student Success

Revision History: April 2014; September 2014