It is the policy and intent of Tennessee Tech University to provide equal opportunity in employment to all persons. The university emphasizes its commitment to equal opportunities for all individuals and provides a program of affirmative action to ensure equal employment opportunity.
Tennessee Tech University’s Diversity and Legal Affairs Office oversees the implementation and compliance of the university’s policies and procedures regarding employment, discrimination and harassment.
Responsibility for implementation and compliance of the policy has been delegated to Dr. Rachel Rader, Director of Diversity and Legal Affairs, Title VI and Title IX Coordinator.
Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action inquiries or complaints should be directed to the Tennessee Technological University Director of Diversity and Legal Affairs, Box 5164, Cookeville, Tennessee 38505, (931) 372-3016.
Local, state, and federal statutes include but are not limited to the following:
- Age discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, as amended
- Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
- Civil Rights Act of 1991
- Equal Pay Act of 1963, as amended
- Executive Order 11246 of 1965, as amended by 11375
- Fair Labor Standards Act
- Pregnancy Discrimination Act
- Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended
- Tennessee Fair Employment Practices Law
- Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended
- Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972
- Vietnam Era Veteran's Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as amended.
These and other statutes protect individuals from discrimination and harassment in employment and education.