Policies & Procedures
STUDENT AFFAIRS


404.00 STUDENT GRIEVANCES

 

Any student receiving disciplinary action or required to pay any fine or penalty as a result of a violation other than appeal of course grades or withdrawal from class may appeal that action according to the procedure listed below.

  1. The aggrieved student should seek to resolve his or her issue with the department supervisor of the area the original charge was administered.
  2. The aggrieved student may then discuss the problem with the Vice President of Student Affairs or outreach campus designee. During the discussion the aggrieved person shall seek to resolve the matter informally.
  3. If the aggrieved student is not satisfied with the disposition of the grievance at Level One, the student may submit the grievance in writing to the Student Affairs Committee. The Student Affairs Committee will review the grievance at their next scheduled meeting. The student may also present his/her grievance in person to the Committee at this meeting. The Student Affairs Committee shall submit a decision in writing to the student within five (5) school days after the meeting. Members of the Committee who address the Committee with a grievance or in some way are affected by the grievance must disqualify themselves as voting members for the duration of the deliberations and decision relative to such grievances. In cases of disqualification, the Vice President of Student Affairs shall have the right to make temporary appointments to the Committee for the same duration.

    As a prerequisite to filing such petition, the petitioning student waives any right to file suit or claim of any kind whatsoever which suit or claim attempts to establish legal liability against the individual members of the Committee for decisions rendered by the Committee in good faith.

 

Adopted January 18, 1971
Revised March 19, 1973
Revised June 16, 1980
Revised September 19, 1988
Reviewed July 11, 1989
Revised October 16, 1995
Revised July 21, 2003
Revised August 9, 2004
Revised November 16, 2009
Revised December 13, 2010