6:002 Limited English Proficiency
|Austin Peay State
|Limited English Proficiency (LEP)
Austin Peay State University will take reasonable steps to provide access to persons with Limited English Proficiency (LEP) as required under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended.
The purpose of this policy is to outline the procedure regarding the provision of interpreter/translator services for persons who have Limited English Proficiency (LEP).
The Department of Justice defines persons with LEP as “those individuals who have a limited ability to read, write, speak, or understand English.”
APSU may encounter LEP persons in the form of international students, faculty, staff
and other individuals seeking service and access to programs. There are specific APSU
policies that deal with the ability to read, write, speak or understand English before
admission to the University and before being hired by the University.
These procedures below apply to other situations involving persons with LEP. APSU
- Post services available to LEP persons in highly visible areas.
- Identify the language of the language and communication needs of the LEP person who makes himself or herself known to the institution.
- Have options to address the LEP person’s needs which may include:
- Using language identification cards (or “I speak cards”) or posters to determine the language;
- Maintaining an accurate list of available employee interpreters, if applicable;
- If necessary, obtaining an outside interpreter.
- The Title VI Coordinator will regularly assess the efficacy of these procedures.
- Individuals who believe they have not been provided reasonable access to LEP services
may file a complaint with the Title VI Coordinator within 180 days after the last
Title VI Coordinator
APSU Policy 6:002 – Issued: March 25, 2017
President: signature on file