Student Grievance Policy

A common element in any academic environment is people and their relationships to one another. This responsibility is exceedingly evident in a health professional school.  Occasionally questions may arise between individuals or groups which, left unanswered, can lead to a distraction from the mission of the institution.

It is the purpose of the Student Grievance Policy to provide a fair and flexible mechanism for consideration of charges of arbitrary or capricious treatment in academic and non-academic matters (excluding disciplinary - see Judicial Policy; and advancement - see Advancement Policies; and discrimination complaints - see UMB Notice of Non-Discrimination) between student vs. student, student vs. faculty and faculty vs. student situations.

The provision of an informal phase of the Student Grievance Policy exists to identify and resolve problems, if possible, before the initiation of formal proceedings.

Student Grievance Policy

The University of Maryland, Baltimore does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, set, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, physical or mental disability, marital status, or age in programs and activities.  Specifically, Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in UMB's programs and activities.  UMB will take steps to eliminate prohibited consuct, prevent recurrence, and remedy its effects.

For Matters involving discrimination complaints, please promptly contact the Office of Accountability and Compliance:

Link to UMB Notice of Non-Discrimination

Link to Procedures for Resolution of Complaints Alleging Discrimination

Reviewed:  August 1, 2016