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6:002 Limited English Proficiency

 

Austin Peay State
University
Limited English Proficiency (LEP)


POLICIES
Issued:  March 25, 2017

Responsible Official:  Director of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action

Responsible Office:  Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action
 

 


Policy Statement


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.


Purpose


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).


Definitions


The Department of Justice defines persons with LEP as “those individuals who have a limited ability to read, write, speak, or understand English.”


Procedures


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 will:

            1. Post services available to LEP persons in highly visible areas.
            2. Identify the language of the language and communication needs of the LEP person who makes himself or herself known to the institution.
            3. Have options to address the LEP person’s needs which may include:
              1. Using language identification cards (or “I speak cards”) or posters to determine the language;
              2. Maintaining an accurate list of available employee interpreters, if applicable;
              3. If necessary, obtaining an outside interpreter.
            4. The Title VI Coordinator will regularly assess the efficacy of these procedures.
            5. 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 incident.

              Title VI Coordinator
              Browning Building
              http://www.apsu.edu/affirmative-action/title-vi-civil-rights-act-1964
              (931) 221-7178           

Revision Dates


APSU Policy 6:002 – Issued: March 25, 2017


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Approved


President: signature on file