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Policy 3-5-2: Student Grievance

WNC Policy 3-5-2
Procedure: Student Grievance
Policy No.: 3-5-2
Department: Dean of Student Services Office
Contact: Dean of Student Services

A student has the right to initiate a formal grievance in the case of a possible alleged infraction.

  • Section 1: Initiation of Grievance
    • A. Formal grievance procedures are initiated only after informal attempts have been found unsatisfactory in reaching a just solution.
    • B. A grievance must be filed in writing to the appropriate dean within 30 instructional days of the alleged infraction.
  • Section 2: Committee Membership
    • A. Members of a grievance committee will be selected by the appropriate dean.
    • B. This committee will consist of the appropriate dean, two faculty members, one student, one representative from the Associated Students of Western Nevada, and may also include a classified employee.
  • Section 3: Presentation of Case
    • A. The student and involved parties will be given the opportunity to present their case in a formal hearing to the selected grievance committee.
  • Section 4: Recommended Course of Action
    • A. The committee will then recommend a course of action to the vice president for academic and student affairs.
  • Section 5: Final Decision
    • A. The student will receive a written notification from the Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs of the final decision.
Date Adopted and Dates Revised
Date Adopted February 23, 1999 Dates Revised September 2, 2008; May 11, 2004; April 4, 2000
NSHE and NRS Codes
NSHE Code Reference NSHE Board of Regents Handbook

NSHE Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes: 4/87; 11/88; 5/92

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