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Non-Discrimination Policy

TTU is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Elizabeth Gays, 146 Derryberry Hall, P.O. Box 5132, Tennessee Tech University, Cookeville TN 38505, 931-372-3034, egays@tntech.edu.

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 Ms. Elizabeth Gays, Interim Director of Human Resources, Affirmative Action, and Title VI.

Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action inquiries or complaints should be directed to Tennessee Technological University Human Resources, Box 5132, Cookeville, Tennessee 38505, (931) 372-3034.

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.