4.16 Student Grievance and Due Process

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 (seeProcedures 4.10.6); (b) student discipline matters (seeProcedure 4.15.1 – Student Code of Conduct); (c) discrimination, harassment and sexual-based violence (see Procedures3.15.1 Discrimination and Harassmentand3.19.1 Sexual Harassment and Violence); (d) academic honesty issues (seeProcedure – 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.

Blue Ridge Community College Policies and Procedures Manual