Dean of Student Services all relevant facts and circumstances surrounding the
grievance.
III.
FILING OFWRITTEN GRIEVANCE
If an informal resolution cannot be reached a written grievance shall be filed
by the student and any other party in interest with the Ombudsperson within
ten working days after the aggrieved student’s meeting with the Campus
Dean of Student Services. Such grievance must contain specific factual
allegations of the discriminatory practice(s) or incident(s), and a statement
of at the alleged basis or bases of the discrimination, which must be one or
more of the following: race, color, sex, religion, age, persons with disabilities,
national origin, sexual orientation or veteran’s status.
IV.
APPOINTMENT OF GRIEVANCE COMMITTEE
An Ad Hoc Grievance Committee will be appointed by the Ombudsperson
no later than ten working days after the filing of a written grievance and will
consist of five members: a student, a faculty member, and a student affairs
professional, plus two other individuals, either staff, administrative or faculty,
corresponding to the position of the individual against whom the grievance
is brought. All committee members will be from the campus on which the
grievance originated. The Ombudsperson will name one of the five members
as chair of the committee.
V.
DUTIES OF GRIEVANCE COMMITTEE
A.
Notice of Hearing
Within ten working days of the appointment of the committee, the
chair shall issue a written notice of the date, time, place and issue of
the hearing to the student and any other party in interest. The date
of the hearing shall be within ten working days of the notice.
B.
Hearing Procedure
The hearing will follow the same general guidelines as found in the
College Court procedure.
APPEAL TO THE VICE PRESIDENT OF STUDENT AFFAIRS & ENROLLMENT
MANAGEMENT
The parties may appeal to the Vice President of Student Affairs & Enrollment
Management within five working days. The Associate Vice President of Student
Affairs & Enrollment Management shall issue a decision based on review of the
record.
APPEAL TO THE PRESIDENT
A party in interest who is aggrieved by the decision of the Vice President of
Academic and Student Affairs may appeal the decision to the President within
five working days of the date of the respective decision of the Vice President of
Academic and Student Affairs’ decision.
FINAL DECISION
The President shall issue a final decision on the appeal within a reasonable
amount of time. The decision shall apprise the appealing party of the right to
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