Student Rights/Student Complaints

Students at Georgetown College have the right to be treated fairly and with integrity. Students are expected to treat others fairly and to act with integrity. There are procedures that outline student responsibilities and rights (i.e. The Judicial System, Honor System, Academic Grievance Procedure, etc.). The Provost/Dean of the College is the primary resource for resolving all student complaints on academic issues, and specific procedures for academic grievances are published in the college Catalog. The Vice President for Student Life/Dean of Students is the primary resource for resolving all other student complaints. Students are encouraged to write, call or visit the appropriate office to report a concern. Formal complaints should be in writing and titled as “Formal Complaint.” A written response will be provided within 14 days.

Student Role in Institutional Decision Making

Georgetown College understands the importance of shared responsibility between student, faculty, and staff. Students’ rights and responsibilities are important to understand and are an integral part of this publication. Specifically, the sections entitled “Our Common Commitment at Georgetown College,” “General Policies and Expectations,” and “The Association of Georgetown Students Constitution” outlines this shared responsibility and the importance of the students’ role in decision-making.

Georgetown College strives to be very personal in its decision-making. Most all individuals listed in this publication are open to ideas, concerns, and frustrations. College faculty and staff are committed to using your input when making important decisions. Please do not hesitate sharing your feelings with faculty, staff, and administration. We are here for you!

General Policies and Expectations

As an institution rooted in Christian traditions, Georgetown College requires adherence to certain basic standards of behavior. Students are expected to conduct themselves (both on and off campus) as responsible members of the College community and to demonstrate courtesy and respect for others. Abusive behavior, sexual conduct inconsistent with Christian ideals, or the mistreatment of a fellow member of the College community will not be tolerated.

Students must assume responsibility for themselves and are subject to the following range of disciplinary actions by the College up to and including suspension for misconduct. A respect for Christian ideals and the personal dignity and worth of others is essential to maintaining harmony within the student body.