Grievances

Students wishing to file a grievance against a faculty member, staff member, or administrator for a non-academic and/or non-harassment issue may seek counsel from the Office of the Dean of Students.  For issues of harassment, students should refer to the Harassment section of this handbook.  For academic issues, students should refer to the Appeal of Adverse Decisions policy found in the Academic Policies section of this handbook.

Students are encouraged to communicate directly with the office(s) or person(s) with whom they have the grievance in order to resolve the issue. However, after doing so, if they feel that the issue has not been adequately resolved or feel they need additional support, they may consult with the Office of the Dean of Students.  Additionally, if at any time a student feels threatened or intimated, they are encouraged to come directly to the Office of the Dean of Students.  The dean or designee will meet with the student(s), investigate the matter, and work toward a solution.  The Office of the Dean of Students is strictly impartial; it works to create a constructive dialogue among all parties in order to facilitate resolution.  If deemed necessary, the Office of the Dean of Students may refer the matter to the Office of Human Resources or other University offices.