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.

All 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 Student Services. 

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 the Grievance Committee. 

A student 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 Office. 

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. 


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