Disabilities Grievance Procedures


 
GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE

Nyack College utilizes a grievance procedure that complies with the Higher Education Act of 1965, Section 494C(j). This procedure applies to all cases dealing with discrimination by race, handicap or gender, including harassment, or to any other grievance. In no case will any adverse action be taken against a student for filing a legitimate grievance. However, any student found to be fabricating a grievance might be subject to the appropriate judicial process. Moreover, this policy does not preclude taking action against a student for reason other than the act of filing a grievance. The final determination of each formal grievance will be made by a person or persons not directly involved in the matter.

A student who has a grievance relative to academic policies, grades given or other academic judgments, should first seek to resolve the complaint with the professor or the department head. If this does not resolve the problem, a formal complaint may be made in writing to the Dean of the respective school.

A student who has a grievance relative to any area of student life other than academic affairs should first seek to resolve the complaint with the individual involved (i.e. the RD/RA, the staff person in charge of the area of concern). If such discussion does not resolve the problem, a formal complaint may be made in writing to the office of the Dean of Students. Failing to achieve satisfaction at that level, the student may appeal in writing to the Provost.