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Judicial Affairs

Complaint Procedures

Complaints against members of the university faculty and administration


Complaints against other university employees

A student who believes that his or her rights have been violated by a university employee, other than a member of the faculty or administration should ordinarily attempt to resolve the matter by making an informal complaint to the person involved.

  • An informal complaint should be made as soon as possible after the alleged violation.
  • A complaint must be initiated within seven calendar days after the student should reasonably have learned about the event which is the basis of the complaint.

If the student is unable to resolve the matter on an informal basis, the student may file a formal complaint against the person involved in accordance with the grievance procedures established by the university. The student may consult with the dean of students or the assistant vice president for university human resource services concerning these procedures.


Complaints against other students

A student who believes that his or her rights have been violated by another student should ordinarily attempt to resolve the matter by making an informal complaint to the student involved.

If the student is unable to resolve the matter on an informal basis, the student may file a formal complaint with the dean of students under the procedures of this code concerned with personal misconduct of students. The student may consult with the dean of students concerning these procedures.


Complaints against student organizations

A student who believes that his or her rights have been violated by a student organization should ordinarily attempt to resolve the matter informally by discussing the matter with the person involved and the organization's advisor.

If the student is unable to resolve the matter on an informal basis, the student may file a formal complaint with the dean of students in accordance with the grievance procedures established by the university for such organizations. The student may consult with the dean of students concerning these procedures.


Complaint by a student organization

A student organization that believes its rights have been violated by a student, the university, a person working for the university, or another university-affiliated organization may file a formal complaint for mediation by the dean of students.

Prior to filing a formal complaint with the dean of students, the organization must pass a resolution authorizing its highest elected officer to file a formal complaint. The resolution should state the efforts that the organization has taken to resolve their grievance informally.


Complaints involving discrimination or sexual or racial harassment

Click here to file an official complaint with the Office of Judicial Affairs.