Special State and Federal Laws for
Educational Purposes

Elderly and Persons with Disabilities - Tennessee residents who are at least 60 years old may audit classes without payment of fees, if space is available. Tennessee residents who are 65 or older may take courses for credit at reduced rates. Totally disabled persons may be eligible for either option. Verification of age, residency, and permanent disability must be provided.

All students who register under these provisions must process the correct paperwork in the Registrar's Office (AD 103) prior to the deadline for adding courses.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

This act provides for confidentiality of student records; however, it also provides for basic identification of people at UT Martin without the consent of the individual. Release of information to third parties includes directory information. Such information includes name, address, telephone number, date and place of birth, major, dates of attendance, degree and awards, the most recent previous educational agency or institution attended, participation in school activities and sports, weight and height (for special activities), photograph, email address, and classification. UT Martin will release information in compliance with the Solomon Amendment.

Public notice of the categories to be contained in a directory is given and a period of one week is provided during which a student may request that such information not be released.

EOE/Title IX/Section 504/ADA Statement

The University of Tennessee at Martin does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status in provision of education opportunities or employment opportunities and benefits. UT Martin does not discriminate on the basis of sex or disability in the education programs and activities which it operates, pursuant to the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as codified in 42 U.S.C. 2000D; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Pub. L. 92-318; the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Pub. L. 101-336; and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. This policy extends to both employment by and admission to the university. Inquiries concerning Title VI, Title IX, Section 504, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act should be directed to the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Compliance, 240 Gooch Hall, UT Martin, Martin, TN 38238, 731-881-7202. Charges of violation of the above policy should also be directed to the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Compliance.

American History

All students receiving a bachelor's degree must have completed one unit of American history on the high school level or six semester hours of collegiate American history (three semester hours of Tennessee history may be substituted for three semester hours of American history) in order to receive a bachelor's degree as required by the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee (Tennessee Code Annotated 549-3253).