A student who believes he/she has been subject to harassment may make his or her
concerns known by:
Telling the person engaging in harassing conduct or communications that the
conduct or communication is offensive, against this policy and the law, and
must stop. If the issue is not resolved, the
individual who believes he/she is a victim of harassment should immediately
report the alleged act(s) by filing a grievance, located below.
Click here to file a student grievance.
report forms go directly to the Dean of Students. The Dean of Students will determine which
type of grievance has occurred: Non-Academic, Harassment, or Academic. Title IX grievances will be reported to the
Title IX Coordinator. The Dean of Students will meet with the student to discuss the
incident. The Dean will determine which
type of grievance is alleged and how the grievance should be remedied.
Non-Academic Grievances that are not a violation of the handbook: The Dean of Students
will act as mediator between the aggrieved and the offender. If the aggrieved is not satisfied with the
outcome, the aggrieved may file a complaint to the Associate Vice President of
Harassment Grievances: The Dean of Students will treat all harassment cases as stated
in the student handbook. Harassment is a
level two offence, and could be a level three if physical harm occurs. Title IX cases will be reported and
investigated as stated in the student handbook.
The aggrieved will be notified if the violation is found to be true and
that sanctions are being assessed.
Academic Grievances: The Dean of Students will encourage the student to confront the
instructor first to seek reconciliation.
If the student feels uncomfortable or for any reason feels that he/she
cannot confront the instructor, the student will be encouraged to speak with
the department chair. If the student is
not pleased with the results at this level, the student may appeal to the Vice
President for Academic Affairs.
In each case, the aggrieved person will be asked to specifically outline the nature of
the complaint. The person to whom the
report is made will make a written report of the incident and the appropriate
officials will be notified. The alleged
harasser will then be contacted by the appropriate official and informed of the
seriousness of the allegation. The
official will review with the alleged harasser the policy and indicate a charge
of harassment has been made. The alleged harasser will then be
given an opportunity to respond to the allegation verbally and in writing. Interviews will be held with other students, employees or persons if
they are named or if they are witnesses to, or knew or had reasons to know of,
the alleged behavior or incident.
Potential witnesses’ knowledge or lack of knowledge of any events may be
documented. If the aggrieved finds that a resolution has not been made after completing
the previously stated protocol, the aggrieved may file a formal complaint to
desiring to file a formal complaint should know and abide by the following:
A student desiring to
file a formal complaint should submit in writing the following information: 1) the date of the complaint; 2) the nature
of the complaint; 3) address the complaint to the Vice President for Finance; 4) and all complaints
must be signed by the student. A confidential record of
the complaint, including a detailed explanation of the action taken by the
institution to resolve the complaint, along with the institution’s final
decision regarding the complaint will be logged and maintained by the President’s
Complaints from parents,
employers, etc. are not tracked for the purposes of this policy even if the
complaints might relate to a student. Only
a student who is enrolled full- or part-time or who has recently been enrolled,
within the previous two semesters, is eligible to file a formal complaint. Central Baptist College
is required by law to share information about complaints with its accrediting
agency, the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of
Colleges and Schools; however, individual identities will be shielded from
evaluation teams, and no letters or documents from individual complainants will
be revealed without the express permission of the complainant. The Commission is not a source of additional
remedies for students who have complaints about accredited institutions.