TCAT Northwest complies with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. §2000d et seq. ("Title VI"). Title VI is a federal law that prohibits discrimination based on race, color, or national origin in programs or activities receiving federal financial assistance. As a recipient of federal funding (e.g., Title IV financial aid for students), TCAT Northwest is required to comply with the non-discrimination provisions of Title VI in its educational and federal grant-funded programs. Title VI is enforced by the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) in the U.S. Department of Education. The Title VI regulations define the forms of discrimination covered by statute, including, but not limited to; racial harassment, school segregation, denial of language services to students of non-U.S. nationality who are limited in English language proficiency, and retaliation for filing an OCR complaint or for advocacy for a right protected by Title VI.
TCAT Northwest will respond promptly and effectively once informed about an allegation of race, color, or national origin-based discrimination or harassment and will take immediate action to eliminate any harassment or discrimination, prevent its recurrence, and address its effects. Upon receipt of a complaint, TCAT Northwest will promptly investigate to determine what occurred and then take appropriate steps to resolve the situation. TCAT Northwest's procedures for filing complaints of race, color, or national origin discrimination are available from the Title VI Coordinator, in the Student and Employee Handbooks, from the Student Services Office, on the TBR website at https://www.tbr.edu and on the TCAT Northwest website at https://www.tcatnorthwest.edu/about/policies-and-guidelines. Inquiries or complaints concerning Title VI may be reported to the College's Title VI coordinator:JacQuene Rainey, Vice President Title VI Coordinator 340 Washington St. Newbern, TN 38059 (731)627-2511 email@example.com
Or the Office for Civil Rights:
U.S. Department of Education,
Office for Civil Rights
(800) 421-3481 or firstname.lastname@example.org