Office of Student Affairs & Wellness:
Student Advocacy & Grievance
What is Advocacy & Grievance?
The Office of Student Affairs & Wellness is responsible for making sure that there is a fair and equitable process in place to advocate for students as well as receive and process grievances. Our office can assist in advocating for students, reccomending next steps, and also receiving and processing a formal student grievance.
Before filing a formal grievance, it is possible to mediate a
situation by requesting advocacy. The process of advocating for
students is so that our staff can look at your issue, determine if all
college rules and regulations have been followed/applied
appropriately, and determine if, you the student, are being treated
fairly. Based on our investigation, we will make a recommendation on
how to proceed. Examples of issues that can possibly be resolved at
the advocacy level are:
- Financial Aid Issues
- Minor Classroom
- Conflict Resolution
- Enrollment Issues
Step by step...
Step One: Request Advocacy
Step Two: Follow Advocacy Recommendations
Step Three: Determine the Type of Grievance
Step Four: Filing a Formal Grievance