"Simple justice requires that public funds, to which all taxpayers of all races contribute, not be spent in any fashion which encourages, entrenches, subsidizes, or results in racial discrimination."
--President John F. Kennedy in his message calling for the enactment of Title VI in 1963
The Tennessee Higher Education Commission is committed to the principles outlined in Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which states:
"No person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance."
The Commission prohibits discrimination in any manner related to institutions, non-profit organizations or program participants receiving services or benefits under federal or state programs. Additionally, the Commission reaffirms its policies and commitment to afford all individuals the same opportunity to participate in federally financially assisted programs in compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
If you believe you have been subject to discrimination based on your race, color or national origin by anyone at the Commission or in any program funded by the Commission in violation of Title VI, please contact Scott Sloan.