NON-ACADEMIC STUDENT COMPLAINTS by undul849

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									BOARD OF TRUSTEES                                                              503
RAMAPO COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY                                   STUDENT DEVELOPMENT



                       NON-ACADEMIC STUDENT COMPLAINTS


Student complaints concerning non-academic issues w ill be adjudicated in a timely manner
according to rules and procedures established by the College. Such rules and procedures
are detailed in the Non-Academic Student Complaints Investigation Procedures.




Responsible Unit:     Administration and Finance/Affirmativ e Action and
                      Workplace Compliance
Date Adopted:         June 26, 1992
Date Revis ed:        March 22, 1993
                      June 7, 1995
BOARD OF TRUSTEES                                                                    503
RAMAPO COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY                                         STUDENT DEVELOPMENT

                           NON-ACADEMIC STUDENT COMPLAINTS
                              INVESTIGATION PROCEDURES


Student complaints concerning non-academic issues will be investigated by the Director of
Affirmative Action and Workplace Compliance. When necessary, the parties and witnesses will
be interviewed and documents reviewed. Within 30 days of the case being reported to
Affirmative Action and Workplace Compliance, the initial investigation will be conducted and
completed. A report of the investigation, including a recommendation for resolution of the issue,
will be prepared by the Director of Affirmative Action and Workplace Compliance within 10 days
of the conclusion of the investigation. Cases not resolved at this level will go forward to the Vice
Presidents' Committee, composed of the Vice Presidents for Academic Affairs, Administration
and Finance, and Student Affairs, or their designees, and the Director of Affirmative Action and
Workplace Compliance.

Appeals of the decision at the Affirmative Action and Workplace Compliance level may be made
only by the faculty or staff member being charged with misconduct and not by the complainant.
Appeals must be filed with the Vice Presidents' Committee within 10 days of receipt of the
investigative report. A copy of the appeal must be sent to the Director of Affirmative Action and
Workplace Compliance.

If the case is not resolved at the first level, a meeting will be convened within 10 days of the
request for an appeal to the Vice Presidents' Committee. The report and recommendation of
the Director of Affirmative Action and Workplace Compliance will be considered. The Committee
may investigate the case further if necessary.            Committee members will make their
recommendation, which will be put in writing and sent to all affected parties, no later than 10
days after the meeting. Appeals of the decision at the Vice Presidents' Committee level may be
made only by the faculty or staff member being charged with misconduct and not by the
complainant. Appeals must be filed with the next level of review, the President, within 10 days
of receipt of the Committee's recommendation. A copy of the appeal must be sent to the Vice
Presidents' Committee. The President will review the case and make a final decision within 15
days of receipt of the appeal.

Sanctions may be imposed which will include, but not be limited to, warnings, reprimands,
suspension, termination. If a suspension or termination of a tenured faculty is contemplated, the
provisions of 18A will apply.


* This procedure may not be used to supersede other existing policies or procedures such as
Anti-Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, questions of academic assessment, issues of
academic integrity, or matters subject to the student code of conduct.

Responsible Unit:       Administration and Finance/Affirmative Action and
                        Workplace Compliance
Date Adopted:           June 26, 1992
Date Revised:           March 22, 1993
                        June 7, 1995

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