Students may register concerns in a variety of ways ranging from informal conversations, formal appeals, to feedback on evaluation surveys. If a student wants to register a formal complaint it must be submitted in writing or by email (the official communication medium at the Mount). Written/emailed formal complaints should describe the issue or concern and must include the student's name, signature (electronic signature acceptable), and date. Formal complaints should be submitted to the Provost, the Associate Provost for Academic Support, the Dean of Students, or the President, who will determine if further action is necessary.
Before filing a general complaint through this process, students may wish to consider if alternate complaint or grievance procedures are more appropriate. These include, but may not be limited to, Academic Grade Appeal, Academic Dishonesty Appeal Process, Appeals/Petitions for Reinstatement, Disability Related Grievance Procedures, Informal Resolution and Formal Investigation and Resolution of concerns related to discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment, misconduct, and retaliation, and student disciplinary procedure appeal process. Information on these procedures can be found in the Student Handbook and/or the Graduate and Undergraduate Catalogs. Students may also contact Linda Panzeca, Chief Compliance & Risk Officer/Title IX Coordinator at email@example.com for additional information regarding complaint procedures.