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Student Grievance

Definition: Provides a means for students to seek redress of complaints regarding matters other than grade appeals or allegations of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, or concerns regarding university compliance federal and state disability related laws. Grade appeals can be filed by following the Student Grade Appeal Policy. Students concerned with matters of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, compliance with disability related laws, or any similar matter should contact the Dean of Students Office for assistance.
Authority: The president of the university.
Scope: The purpose of the Student Grievance Policy is to enable a student to resolve a complaint arising out of any alleged unauthorized or unjustified act or decision, other than a grade appeal, by a member of the faculty, administration, or staff that in any way adversely affects the status, rights, or privileges of a member of the student body. The burden of proof shall lie with the complainant, also referred to as grievant herein.
Responsible Division: Academic Affairs
Approval Date: 08/24/2010
Originally Implemented: 04/18/1996
Signature Page/PDF: View Student Grievance Policy