|Non-Academic Grievances |
A non-academic grievance is defined as a dissatisfaction occurring when a student thinks that any condition affecting him/her is unjust, inequitable or creates an unnecessary hardship. Such grievances include, but are not limited to, the following problems: mistreatment by any University employee; wrongful assessment and processing of fees, records and registration errors; English fluency grievance; racial, sexual, and disability-based discrimination/harassment.
Harassment based upon race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status and sexual orientation is a form of discrimination in violation of federal and state law and University of South Carolina system policies.
Discriminatory harassment includes conduct (oral, written, graphic, or physical) directed against any person or group of persons because of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability or veteran status that has the purpose or reasonably foreseeable effect of creating an offensive, demeaning, intimidating, or hostile environment for that person.
Students may submit a non-academic grievance form per University procedure. The policy and procedure is available to students in the printed or online versions of the 2011-2012 Academic Catalog and 2011-2012 Student Handbook.