ARC-PA 5th ed Standard A3.15 f & g

A student who believes they have been discriminated against by a faculty member, an employee of the University, or a fellow student is encouraged to file a complaint.

If a student believes they have been discriminated against per policies and practices listed under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, or section 504 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act of 1973, they may make a claim that their rights have been denied. Claims or grievances should be filed with the appropriate University official.

  • Complaints and grievances related to academic matters should follow the procedure as stated in the Academic Catalog.
  • Complaints and grievances related to non-academic employees of the University should be made to the employee’s supervisor or to the Vice President of that area.
  • Complaints and grievances related to student life, student activities, residence life, counseling, safety, and security, should be made to the Vice President of Student Development.
  • Complaints and grievances related to Christian Life and Service should be made to the Vice President for Christian Life and Service.
  • Complaints and grievances related to admissions practices, recruitment, and financial aid should be made to the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies.
  • Complaints and grievances related to accounts payable and student accounts office-related functions should be made to the Vice President of Administration and Finance.
  • Complaints and grievances related to athletics should be made to the Vice President for Athletics.

More information, including the types of grievances and steps a student should take to report grievances, can be found in the Gardner-Webb Student Grievance Policy.