Student Grievance Policy
A common element in any academic environment is people and their relationships to one another. In a health professional school this responsibility is exceedingly evident. From time to time questions may arise between individuals or groups which, left unanswered, can lead to a distraction from the mission of the institution.
It should be the purpose of the Student Grievance Policy to provide a fair yet flexible mechanism for consideration of charges of arbitrary, capricious, or discriminatory treatment in academic and non-academic (excluding disciplinary--See Student Judicial Policy--and advancement) matters between student vs. student, student vs. faculty and faculty vs. student situations.
In establishing a formal grievance protocol for the Dental School, there should be the provision of an informal phase to attempt to identify and resolve problems before the initiation of formal proceedings.