Name: Delivery of Services to International Students and Faculty
The Tennessee Board of Regents will support the unique needs of international students and
international faculty at TBR institutions.
Applies To Community Colleges; Colleges of Applied Technology
The Tennessee Board of Regents encourages its constituent institutions to receive international
students and faculty into their communities in order to strengthen and expand the global
academic market of ideas and knowledge. The TBR recognizes that international students and
scholars have legitimate special needs, many of which are imposed by federal immigration laws
and others which are ethical responsibilities.
In general, TBR institutions, which have international students, faculty, or academic staff, shall
provide trained personnel to deliver services required by law and not discriminate against any
international student, faculty, or academic staff member on the basis of national origin.
Board Meeting March 26, 2009; TBR Board Meeting December 2, 2010
Recruitment and Admission of Students
TBR institutions that choose to contract with any organization, agency, or agent which
recruits international students on a per capita fee basis must either use agents vetted
through a recognized professional group or base the payment of recruitment fees upon a
successful matriculation outcome.
TBR institutions will accept international students for admission to their programs
according to TBR Policy 2:01:00:00, established academic criteria and such other