Equity and Compliance

Equity and Compliance

Campus:  Blountville
Office:  Equity and Compliance
Room:  P318, Pierce Building                                   
Address:  2425 Highway 75, P.O. Box 246, Blountville, TN 37617
Phone:  423.354.5296
Fax:  423.323.0209
Email:   equity-compliance@NortheastState.edu
Web:  www.NortheastState.edu/EquityAndCompliance



Discrimination and Harassment

The Assistant Director of Equity and Compliance is responsible for the Northeast State Community College policies, procedures, training, research and management of Title IX, civil rights, and harassment/discrimination laws.

Whether victims of sexual violence or other offenses, individuals can receive assistance, resources, information, and community referrals from campus responders. For reporting assistance and referral to support services, contact the Assistant Director of Equity and Compliance at 423.354.5296 or email  equity-compliance@NortheastState.edu. The office is located in the Pierce Administration Building on the third floor, Room P318.

Complaint Form

Instructions: Complete the form above. Email the completed from to equity-compliance@northeaststate.edu.

Office Hours

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday

Title IX FAQ

What is Title IX?

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education. It reads:

"No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance."

"Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and its implementing regulation at 34 C.F.R. Part 106 (Title IX)."

Title IX Policy

See TBR Policy Sexual Misconduct: 06.03.00.00.

Who is protected under Title IX?

Educational institutions that receive federal financial assistance are covered by Title IX. In compliance with Title IX, Northeast State prohibits discrimination in employment as well as in programs and activities on the basis of sex.

How do I report Sexual Misconduct involving either myself or another person?

Sexual Misconduct is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX. Sexual Misconduct includes Title IX Sexual Harassment, Dating Violence, Domestic Violence, Stalking, and Sexual Assault. TBR and its institutions strictly prohibit these offenses. Allegations of sexual harassment that do not fall within the more limited definition of Sexual Misconduct or otherwise do not meet the criteria for filing a Formal Complaint will be handled in accordance with TBR Guideline P-080 and institutional policy. 

With respect to allegations of Sexual Misconduct against faculty and staff in which a student is not the Complainant, additional laws and policies apply, most notably Title VII and anti-discrimination policies. In such situations and absent unusual circumstances, the Complainant may file a Formal Complaint pursuant to this policy or proceed pursuant to TBR Guideline P-080 and the appropriate institutional policy.

With respect to allegations of Sexual Misconduct in which a student is either a Complainant or Respondent and meets the criteria for filing a Formal Complaint, absent unusual circumstances, pursuing a Formal Complaint pursuant to this policy will be the appropriate method of addressing the allegations.

Upon receiving and assessing a report of Sexual Misconduct and/or sexual harassment, the Title IX Coordinator will decide whether the criteria for proceeding under this policy are met and whether another policy may apply. If there is a possibly of proceeding pursuant to TBR Guideline P-080 and another institutional policy, the Title IX Coordinator will explain the option 

What resources are available to victims of sexual misconduct or any other forms of discrimination /harassment?

After receiving a report of potential Sexual Misconduct, whether or not the report is a Formal Complaint, the Title IX Coordinator will contact the Complainant to discuss the availability of Interim/Supportive Measures, inform the Complainant of their availability, and consider the Complainant’s wishes with respect to potential Interim/Supportive Measures. The Title IX Coordinator will also explain the process for filing a Formal Complaint. The Title IX Coordinator, in conjunction with the appropriate department, may implement interim, supportive, or protective measures while assessing,

These measures may include, but are not limited to: mutual no-contact directives; access to counseling services and assistance in setting up an initial appointment; changing schedules, assignments, or job/study locations to lessen or minimize contact; extensions of deadlines and course-related adjustments; limiting or barring an individual's or organization's access to certain institutional facilities or activities; providing an escort to ensure safe movement on campus; providing academic support services, such as tutoring; arranging for a Party to re-take a course or withdraw from a class without penalty; administrative leave; leave of absence; institution-imposed leave or physical separation from individuals or locations.

The institution will attempt to maintain the confidentiality of such Interim/Supportive Measures, to the extent that it can do so without impairing its ability to effectuate the Interim/Supportive Measures or to investigate and adjudicate the complaint. 

College Title IX Coordinator

The Assistant Director of Equity and Compliance serves as the Northeast State Title IX Coordinator and coordinates the college’s compliance with Title IX. The Title IX coordinator will be knowledgeable of all complaints of sexual violation of the Title IX Sexual Misconduct policy or the P-080 Discrimination/Harassment policy and will oversee the college’s response to ensure compliance with Title IX and the 2013 amendments to the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).

Contact the College Title IX Coordinator:

  • Tracy Barry
  • Assistant Director of Equity and Compliance
  • Address: 318 Pierce Administration
  • Email:  thbarry@northeaststate.edu
  • Phone: Office/423.354.5296 or Mobile/423.444.2217

Title IX Coordinator Training

  1. Department of Education due process training webinar, https://youtu.be/48UwobtiKDI.
  2. Department of Education, New Title IX Protections Against Sexual Assault, Webinar.
  3. “Additional training materials are being prepared.”





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