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Title IX - Sexual Misconduct
Student Formal Complaints
Consistent with rules established by the U.S. Department of Education and Southern Association of College and Schools Commission on Colleges, Rowan-Cabarrus provides all enrolled and prospective students with contact information for submitting complaints directly to the college.
Rowan-Cabarrus has established specific procedures for certain specific complaints. For example, formal complaints regarding grades are subject to the Grade Appeal Procedure; complaints regarding discrimination are subject to the Student Grievance policy. Students will be expected to initiate their concerns or express their concern in accordance with those specific policies. Specific formal procedures are listed below:
- Grade Appeal
- Student Grievance (including Discrimination)
- Financial Aid Appeal – Satisfactory Academic Progress
- Financial Aid Appeal – Maximum Time Frame
- Campus Code of Conduct Violation (including Harassment)
- Sexual Misconduct (Title IX)
The college expects that most issues (such as those related service, classroom, technology or facilities) will be resolved informally through a discussion between the student and the appropriate faculty or staff member. Should a resolution not be reached, the student must submit a formal written complaint through our online Student Complaint Form.
Generally, students should submit a formal complaint within 30 days after the action that gives rise to the complaint. The time frame may be suspended under exceptional circumstances. The College will work with students toward a satisfactory resolution within established policies, procedures and administrative rules. At a minimum, the College will include written formal complaints as part of a continuous improvement process.