Concordia University Texas is committed to respecting all members of our community and providing a quality educational experience for all students. To that end, Concordia University Texas has established this complaint policy and procedure to provide students with a process for addressing complaints or grievances regarding any aspect of their educational experience. Students are encouraged to resolve complaints or grievances at the appropriate level of dispute. However, should this approach fail or be inappropriate, students may submit a formal complaint to the Executive Vice President describing the treatment, action or decision at issue and the remedy sought.
To file a formal complaint, students should email the Executive Vice President, Kristi Kirk, with the following information:
- Student name
- Telephone and email contact information
- Provide the details regarding your complaint.
- What evidence supports the complaint? How may this be verified?
- Describe what harm has resulted.
- What steps have already been taken to resolve this issue? Who has been consulted?
- What is the remedy or solution you seek for this complaint?
The Executive Vice President will determine who the appropriate investigator for any student complaints should be and/or refer the student to the appropriate office for resolution.
- The complaining party will be interviewed by the appropriate investigator.
- The investigation may include contact with other parties involved.
- If appropriate, efforts may be taken to resolve a conflict by bringing parties together for discussion.
- If the subject of the complaint involves a student’s employment as a student worker with the University or other individuals who are either student workers and/or Concordia employees, those supervisors and/or Concordia employees who are related to the subject of the complaint may be contacted.
- Written decisions will be sent to all parties involved.
- Written appeals may be submitted to the Executive Vice President within five days of the original decision. The Executive Vice President’s appeal decisions are final.
- A record of complaints will be maintained in the Office of the Dean of Students.
All student complaints must first be addressed internally. If the internal resources have been exhausted and the complaint is not satisfactorily resolved, the student may file a complaint with the regulatory agency in the state that he or she is receiving instruction and/or the institution's accrediting agency. Contact information for these agencies is below:
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
Office of the General Counsel
P.O. Box 12788
Austin, TX 78711-2788
For more information, visit the THECB student complaint webpage.
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Commission on Colleges
1866 Southern Lane
Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097
The Commission requests that they be contacted only if there is evidence that appears to support an institution's significant non-compliance with a requirement or standard.