Complaints Concerning Accreditation or Violations of State Law
Students or prospective students who wish to file a complaint related to accreditation or regarding violations of state law not resolved at the institution may submit a Student Complaint Form to the Tennessee Board of Regents at 1415 Murfreesboro Road, Suite 340, Nashville Tennessee 37217, or by going on line and filing out the form electronically at https://www.tbr.edu/contacts/submitting-comment-complaint-or-request
. Under Tennessee’s open records law, all or parts of complaints will generally be available for review upon request from a member of the public.
Complaints regarding accreditation can also be made by contacting the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, telephone: 404.679.4500 (www.sacscoc.org
Reporting Fraud, Waste or Abuse
Columbia State is committed to the responsible stewardship of resources. State law requires all public institutions of higher education to provide a means by which students, employees or other may report suspected or known improper of dishonest acts (T.C.A § 49-14-103(a)). Whether you are a part of departmental management, a faculty or staff member, a student, or interested citizen, we encourage you to report known or suspected fraud, waste, or abuse by employees, outside contractors or vendors. (T.C.A. § 8-50-116).
Several options are available for reporting.
Columbia State Community College Internal Auditor
TBR System-Wide Internal Audit
TBR Fraud Reporting
State of Tennessee Comptroller’s Hotline for Fraud, Waste and Abuse
Tennessee Fraud Reporting
VA GI Bill® Feedback System
Veterans, Service members, and eligible dependents may report negative experiences with educational institutions through the online complaint system. The data entered into the system gives the federal government the information needed to identify and address unfair, deceptive, and misleading practices and ensure high quality academic and student support services are available. Click to access the Feedback System.
Visit Columbia State Policy 01:06:00 Complaint Tracking for further information on filing complaints.