Pace Grievance Policy

Student Grievance Policies

The University views students as responsible citizens who are integral members of the academic community. Policies and practices pertaining to student relations and services should reflect this point of view. All University officers will make every effort to ensure that this philosophy is implemented.

It is recognized, however, that regardless of how well intentioned people may be, complaints and misunderstandings are bound to arise. It is the purpose of the Student Grievance Procedures to ensure that these disagreements are expressed, explored, and resolved promptly and confidentially.  The Student Grievance Procedures shall apply to student grievances relating to the following:

  1. Student Programs, Facilities, and Services: Allegations of violations of University policies and procedures with respect to programs, services, activities or facilities.
  2. Student Relations: Allegations of unfair treatment from faculty, administration, staff or fellow students.

The Student Grievance Procedures shall not apply to claims relating to academic standing, grading or discipline, except where discrimination is alleged. Such matters are within the jurisdiction of the Academic Standing Committee and the Dean of the school.