Students who consistently fail to attend classes, prepare assignments, and/or live responsibly in the College community may be considered to have forfeited their student status and subject to the consequences of such forfeiture.

Georgetown College faculty and staff strive to solve problems as they arise. However, if you feel that a problem has not been addressed or solved to your satisfaction, the following grievance procedure has been formalized.

The first step in resolving any alleged grievance is ordinarily for the aggrieved person to discuss the matter with the person he/she assumes to be responsible for the problem. Under some circumstances; however, the person alleging the grievance may prefer to discuss the matter first with a college official and not with the alleged offender.

The second step is to document any such complaint by recording the details of the incident or complaint and submitting it to the appropriate supervisor (see below). The statement shall contain:

  1. a brief narrative of the condition giving rise to the grievance which includes the date, time, and location when the grievance took place;
  2. a designation of the parties involved; and
  3. a statement of the remedy requested. It is important to note that complaints can be dealt with more effectively if reported early. Depending on the area, the supervisor may appoint the alleged offender’s “direct supervisor” to investigate the complaint/grievance. (For example, a student with a complaint about a resident director should contact the Director of Residence Life.)
    • Student Life
      Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students, Student Center, top floor
    • Academics
      Provost/Associate Dean of the College, Giddings Hall, 2nd floor

At each step in the grievance procedure an attempt is to be made to resolve the issue. If the issue cannot be satisfactorily resolved, then an impartial committee shall be formed to determine the remedy. Final appeal may be made to the President.