Glen Oaks Community College Grievance Procedures

Policy 2.61
 

For:

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
Title IX of the Education Amendment Act of 1972
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
Age Discrimination Act of 1975
Title II of the Americans with Disability Act of 1990

 

Section I
Any person believing that Glen Oaks Community College or any part of the organization has inadequately applied the principles and/or regulations of (1) Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, (2) Title IX of the Education Amendment Act of 1972, (3) Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, (4) the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and (5) Title II of the Americans with Disability Act of 1990 may bring forward a complaint, which shall be referred to as a grievance to:

Candy Bohacz
Civil Rights Coordinator
62249 Shimmel Rd.
Centreville, MI 49032
(269) 467-9945

 

Section II
The person who believes a valid basis for grievance exists shall discuss the grievance informally and on a verbal basis with the Civil Rights Coordinator, who shall in turn investigate the complaint and reply within five (5) business days. If the complainant feels the grievance is not satisfactorily resolved, they may initiate formal procedures according to the following steps:

Step 1: A written statement of the grievance signed by the complainant shall be submitted to the Civil Rights Coordinator within five (5) business days of receipt of answers to the informal complaint. The Coordinator shall further investigate the matters of grievance and reply in writing to the complainant within five (5) business days.

Step 2: A complainant wishing to appeal the decision of the Civil Rights Coordinator may submit a signed statement of appeal to the President of the College within five (5) business days after receipt of the Coordinator’s response. The President shall meet with all parties involved, formulate a conclusion, and respond in writing to the complainant within ten (10) business days.

Anyone at any time may contact the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights for information and/or assistance at (216) 522-4970. If the grievance has not been satisfactorily settled, further appeal may be made to the Regional U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights, 600 Superior Ave. East, Bank One Center, Suite 750, Cleveland, OH 44114-2611.

Inquiries concerning the nondiscriminatory policy may be directed to Director, Office of Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington, D.C. 20202. The local Coordinator, on request, will provide the complainant with a copy of the College’s grievance procedure and investigate all complaints in accordance with this procedure. A copy of each of the Acts and regulations on which this notice is based may be found in the Civil Rights Coordinator’s office.
 

Adopted by the Board of Trustees Feb. 20, 2008, revised June 11, 2014.