Title IX

  • Commitment to Non-Discrimination and Relevant Policies+--

    Commitment to Non-Discrimination

    Middle Tennessee MTSA of Anesthesia (“MTSA”) exists to provide a Christian, Seventh-day Adventist learning environment that fosters the pursuit of truth, excellence in and access to graduate nurse anesthesia education, and a life of service for all individuals.

    The MTSA prohibits discrimination against employees, students, or applicants for employment or admission, on the basis of the following:

    • race
    • color
    • sex
    • age
    • disability
    • marital status
    • religion
    • gender identity
    • genetic information
    • sexual orientation
    • gender identity
    • national or ethnic origin
    • Parental status
    • Veteran status
    • Pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions
    • or any other category protected by applicable law

    Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”) prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program or activity.

    Sexual harassment, includes sexual assault and other sexual misconduct, is a form of sex discrimination. Under the University Sexual Misconduct Policy, the University prohibits sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual exploitation, stalking, domestic or dating violence, and retaliation. Discrimination based on sex includes pregnancy discrimination, gender-based stereotyping, gender-based harassment, and sexual violence.

    Right to Supportive Measures

    Middle Tennessee MTSA of Anesthesia (“MTSA”) will treat all impacted individuals and those alleged to have caused harm equitably by offering Supportive Measures. Upon notice of potential Prohibited Conduct, the Title IX Coordinator will assess whether Supportive Measures are reasonably appropriate. A Complainant is always entitled to reasonably available Supportive Measures, regardless of whether a formal or informal resolution process is initiated. Supportive Measures restore or preserve access to the living and/or working environment.

    Examples of supportive measures that the MTSA may consider and implement for students include, but are not limited to:

    • Access to off-campus counseling services;
    • Mutual No-Contact Directives;
    • Rescheduling or extension of academic exams and assignments;
    • Changing clinical schedules, job assignments, or job locations for MTSA employment;
    • Student-requested leaves of absence.

    For Faculty and Staff:

    In cases involving faculty and staff who request supportive measures, the Title IX Coordinator will confer with the appropriate Manager or Dean. Some supportive measures may continue after an investigation is closed, or as sanctions or accommodations, depending on the outcome of the matter.

    Examples of supportive measures that the MTSA may consider and implement for faculty and staff include, but are not limited to:

    • Access to on-campus counseling services;
    • Changing work schedules or job assignments;
    • Limiting or barring access to certain MTSA-owned facilities or programs.

    Right to Reasonable Accommodations and Language Assistance

    Individuals who require reasonable accommodation due to a qualifying disability and/or language services in order to fully and meaningfully report or participate in this process, please get in touch with Asia Byers.

    Claims of discrimination on the basis of disability or failure to accommodate a disability should be directed to:

    See Policy Number 3.2.303

    Prohibition on Retaliation

    Retaliation is unlawful and violates MTSA policies. Individuals who assert their rights to a living or working environment free of discrimination on the bases specified by this Policy are protected from retaliation. Additionally, individuals are protected from retaliation for cooperating in an investigation of such a complaint or for opposing prohibited practices is prohibited. Retaliation exists when an individual harasses, intimidates, or takes other adverse actions against a person because that person participates in an investigation or because of they support of someone involved in an investigation.

    Commitment to Privacy

    The MTSA will maintain privacy during our work with you to the fullest extent reasonably possible. Please note that our office is not a confidential resource but commits to sharing information only with individuals with a legitimate business or educational need to know.

  • Resources+--

    Resources & Support

    MTSA encourages all individuals to seek confidential counseling, medical, spiritual, and advocacy support. Confidential providers are not required to report potential policy violations to the Title IX Coordinator.

    Support & Resources

    Resource Guides

    Emergencies or Safety Concerns should be reported:

    After you call 911 or contact police and once it is safe to do so, please notify the following campus Security Authorities (CSA)

    • Chris Hulin, President 615-732-7841 chris.hulin@mtsa.edu 615-732-7676
    • Alescia Bethea, Executive Vice President 615-732-7862 alescia.bethea@mtsa.edu
    • Jon Ronning, VP, Finance and Administration 615-732-7672 jon.ronning@mtsa.edu *After hours call 615-543-6233