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Graduate Student Grievance Procedure

The Graduate Student Grievance Procedure provides the graduate students at YSU with a formal channel through which complaints concerning academic matters may be heard. It creates a system whereby the student may receive assistance in a claim within the organization of the University.

Informal discussions between persons directly involved in a grievance are essential in the early stages of a dispute and should be encouraged at all stages. An equitable solution to the problem should be sought before the respective persons directly involved in the case have assumed official or public positions that might tend to polarize the dispute and make resolution more difficult. If a problem still exists after discussion, the student should bring the complaint to the attention of the Graduate Program Director and Department Chair. If the problem remains unresolved, students wishing to file a grievance should contact the Coordinator in the College of Graduate Studies for an appropriate referral.