McLennan Community College provides students with procedures to resolve complaints or grievances regarding discrimination, sexual misconduct or other alleged violations of law or college policies. Each policy outlines informal processes to foster prompt resolution of complaints or grievances. This includes discussing the issue directly with the individual(s) involved in the grievance, her or his immediate supervisor and, if necessary, the appropriate Dean or Vice President. If the complaint or grievance is not resolved informally, students may initiate formal grievance procedures.
Policies related to these complaints or grievances can be found at http://www.mclennan.edu/employees/policy-manual/ or:
- ADA Grievance Policy http://www.mclennan.edu/employees/policy-manual/docs/E-XXXIII.pdf
- Discrimination Resolution Process http://www.mclennan.edu/employees/policy-manual/docs/F-V-S.pdf
- Nondiscrimination Policy http://www.mclennan.edu/employees/policy-manual/docs/E-XXXIV.pdf
- Student Grievance Procedure http://www.mclennan.edu/employees/policy-manual/docs/G-XIII.pdf
To file a complaint or grievance, please refer to the appropriate policy and process. If you have completed the respective process and feel that your complaint or grievance remains unresolved and all other options are exhausted, you may file a student complaint through The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) http://www.thecb.state.tx.us/links/student-complaints/.
Rules for the THECB's Student Complaint Procedure can be found under TAC, Sections 1.110 — 1.120.
Additionally, student complaints or grievances may be submitted to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) http://www.sacscoc.org/pdf/081705/complaintpolicy.pdf. SACSCOC complaints will "only address significant, documented, alleged non-compliance with the SACSCOC accreditation standards, policies or procedures. Complainants are expected to have attempted to resolve the issue through the institution's complaint processes before filing a complaint with SACSCOC. The SACSCOC complaint process is not intended to be used to involve the Commission in disputes between individuals and member institutions or to cause the Commission to interpose itself as a reviewing authority in individual matters; nor does the policy allow the Commission to seek redress on an individual's behalf. The primary purpose of the SACSCOC complaint procedure is to acquire valuable information regarding an accredited institution's possible non-compliance with accreditation standards, policies and procedures rather than to resolve individual disputes."