4.15.3 Student Grievances

adopted: Apr-1998
last revised: May-2021

When a student believes that a situation exists that is in violation of student rights, College policies, rules, standards, or procedures, the student has the right to file a grievance.

A grievance may be categorized as follows:

  1. Academic Concerns
    1. Academic Dishonesty
    2. Academic Suspension
    3. Educational Guarantee
    4. Program Dismissal
    5. Grade Appeals
    6. Graduation Requirements
    7. Other Academic Concerns
  2. Americans With Disabilities Act (accommodations)
  3. Discrimination (age, disability, gender, race, color, sexual orientation, religion)
  4. Financial Aid Suspension
  5. Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (confidentiality)
  6. Sexual Harassment (by students, staff, or faculty)
  7. Student Conduct
  8. Student Employment
  9. Tuition Refunds
  10. Others not represented above

A grievance may be resolved through either an informal or formal process. Informal or formal hearings and resolution of complaints will be conducted in a prompt and fair manner without fear of retribution.

Formal hearings are conducted by the College's Judicial Board. A Special Committee will be appointed by the President to address complaints against senior executives.

The College student grievance processes, although encouraged in resolving grievance issues, are not mandatory. Students may seek alternatives in resolving grievances. Procedures for an informal or formal grievance filing are available online.