Some examples of general student complaints include, but are not limited to:
- A student feels he/she has not received fair treatment
- A student has an objection regarding some situation or condition at the college
- A student experiences an issue/problem with another student(s), faculty, or staff
“Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities that receive Federal financial assistance.” (source: U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights)
For purposes of the grievance and complaint procedures, an employee is defined as an administrator, faculty member (though not including faculty on adjunct contracts), professional, clerical, and support staff personnel. Probationary employees are also included in this definition. Student workers and graduate assistants are not included in the definition of employee.
“Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects people from discrimination based on race, color, or national origin in programs or activities that receive Federal financial assistance.” (source: U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights)