accuser, the accused, or the executing administrator may file a written appeal
with the Vice President of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services. Further
appeals can be made through the Office of the President.
Discrimination as prohibited by law is a matter of particular concern to Georgia Perimeter
College. The College’s policies and procedures for dealing with discrimination have been
designed to protect all individuals while ensuring academic freedom to teach, learn and
work. The policy is in accordance with the University System of Georgia Board of Regents
Policy 4.1.2 and the Georgia Perimeter College Statement of Non-Discrimination Policy 446.
Discrimination means to treat a person adversely because of race, color, gender, religion,
creed, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or sexual orientation to implement
policies or practices that intentionally or unintentionally adversely impact a person on
the basis of race, color, gender, religion, creed, national origin, age, disability, veteran
status or sexual orientation.
Confidentiality will be maintained insofar as it does not interfere with the college’s
legal obligation or ability to investigate allegations of misconduct when brought to its
attention, and to take corrective action when it is found that misconduct has occurred.
Throughout the process, every effort will be made to protect the complainant from
reprisals and to protect the accused from irresponsible complaints.
The Student Discrimination Grievance procedure encourages and provides guidelines for
informal resolution of disputes by communication between the parties involved.
This procedure provides a means by which students who are aggrieved of
actions taken by college personnel (faculty, staff or administration) which they
feel are discriminatory, including assignment of grades (so long as the basis of
the grade appeal is alleged discrimination), can voice their grievances and be
heard in a meaningful manner.
In cases where a student is appealing a grade on the basis of alleged
discrimination, the student must elect between the College Grade Appeal
procedure (Academic Affairs Policy 119) and the Student Discrimination
Grievance Procedure (Student Affairs Policy 219), but cannot use both for the
same grade appeal.
All proceedings pursuant to this procedure will be conducted as
confidentially as is practical.
All time limitations are not to exceed the specified number of days. All
references to days are to working days.
An aggrieved student shall meet with the Campus Dean of Student Services
at the earliest opportunity after the most recent incident which is the subject
of the grievance. The student should be prepared to explain to the Campus
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