Undergraduate Student Academic Grievance Committee


The Committee will hold hearings on academic grievances asserted by undergraduate students.  The appeal process for an academic grievance shall initially be pursued through the faculty member involved, the appropriate academic department chairperson, and the Associate Dean and the Dean of the respective college. The Committee will meet only when the student has not been able to resolve the grievance through the dean’s level review process.  The Committee shall have the authority to make recommendations for disposition of grievances to the Provost.  The Provost will consider the recommendation but will not be bound by the recommendation; his/her decision on the grievance will be final.


The composition of the committee will be as follows:

  1. The student/faculty ratio is 4/4; four (4) faculty members and four (4) undergraduate students;
  2. At least one faculty representative must serve from each of the colleges: The College of Business and The College of Arts and Sciences;
  3. One representative of the university administration (preferably from the Registrar’s Office).
  4. Student restrictions are as follows:
    • Student members must have achieved at least junior status.
    • Student members must be screened by Academic Affairs for academic integrity, and must have achieved a minimum 2.5 GPA.
    • Select two students from each of the colleges – College of Arts and Sciences and College of Business (selection to be made by Student Senate in conjunction with the Office of the Provost).
  5. The confidentiality statement must be signed and adhered to as a requirement for membership.
  6. The faculty membership term is for two years and staggered for continuity.


The Committee will meet as soon as possible subsequent to the Chair receiving a written request for a hearing from an undergraduate student.

A written recommendation will be submitted to the Provost within one week after the Committee has heard a grievance.  The Provost will respond to the Committee concerning the disposition of the grievance report within one week of his/her having received the report; and the Provost’s decision will be final.


The Committee will submit an annual report of its activities to the Provost by June 15 of each academic year.