Education Elevated
Serving Henderson and Transylvania Counties in Western North Carolina
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Policy TrackingDate
ApprovedAugust 24, 1992

September 3, 2015

ReviewedOctober 16, 2020

In order to maintain a harmonious and cooperative environment between and among the College and its students, the College provides for the settlement of problems and differences through an orderly grievance procedure. Every student shall have the right to present his/her problems or grievances free from coercion, restraint, discrimination or reprisal. This Policy provides for prompt and orderly consideration and determination of student problems and grievances by College administrators and ultimately the President.

A grievance is any matter of student concern or dissatisfaction within the College’s control except: (a) student grade appeal (see Procedures 4.10.6); (b) student discipline matters (see Procedure 4.15.1 – Student Code of Conduct); (c) discrimination, harassment and sexual-based violence (see Procedures 3.15.1 Discrimination and Harassment and 3.19.1 Sexual Harassment and Violence); (d) academic honesty issues (see Procedure 4.15.1.I – Academic Honesty Violations); and (e) any other matter that has a specific grievance process outlined in College policy.

The President is authorized to develop procedures consistent with this Policy.