General Student Grievance Procedure

Student grievances that are not academic or disciplinary in nature and/or involve conflicts with other students, alleged violation of students’ civil rights, including sexual harassment, should be addressed according to the following procedures:

  1. When circumstances occur that cause a student to feel that he/she has a grievance, the student should discuss the issue with a Dean or the Vice President of Employee and Student Services within a reasonable time after the grievance has occurred. The Dean or Vice President of Employee and Student Services may:
    • Disseminate information concerning the complaint to the appropriate College officials,
    • Investigate the complaint,
    • Refer the student to appropriate College officials, or
    • Negotiate a resolution to the grievance.
  2. If a satisfactory resolution is not reached, the student may file a General Student Grievance Form with the Dean or Vice President of Employee and Student Services. If the student is not satisfied with the decision, he or she may request a formal hearing before the Judicial committee within 10 working days.
  3. The Judicial committee will convene to hear the merits of the complaint and make a recommendation to the President. 4. The President will consider the Judicial committee’s recommendation and will make a decision within five (5) College working days of receiving the committee’s recommendation. The President’s decision will be final.

General Student Grievance Form