Student Handbook Information
This Student Handbook does not constitute a contract between a student and Anderson University either expressed or implied, and Anderson University reserves the right at any time to change, delete, or add to any of the content at its sole discretion. This policy also applies to the Academic College Catalog, The Music Handbook, The Teacher Education Handbook, and any other official university publication that may contain descriptions of academic program requirements, student services, or rules and regulations regarding student behavior.
Notice of Non-Discrimination
Anderson University does not illegally discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, disability, age, religion, genetic information, veteran or military status, or any other basis on which the University is prohibited from discrimination under local, state, or federal law, in its employment or in the provision of its services, including but not limited to its programs and activities, admissions, educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other University-administered programs. In order to fulfill its purpose, the University may legally discriminate on the basis of religion in employment. The University is exempt from the application of certain regulations promulgated under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 which conflict with the University’s religious tenets.
The following person has been designated to handle inquiries or complaints regarding the non-discrimination policy, compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and inquiries or complaints regarding the disability non-discrimination policy, including compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973:
Dr. L. Dianne King
Associate Vice President for Student Development/Dean of Student Success/
Title IX Coordinator
Thrift Library Office 203
316 Boulevard, Anderson, SC 29621
(864) 231-2026/(864) 231-2075
A report may also be made to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights:
U.S. Department of Education
Office for Civil Rights
400 Maryland Ave., SW
Washington, D.C. 20202-1328
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Student Complaint Procedure
Anderson University strives to achieve the highest standards in providing services to students. However, we recognize that concerns or complaints may arise from time to time. In the event that a student wishes to submit a complaint regarding a university policy, process, or personnel, the university will seek to investigate such instances fairly and thoroughly, ensure the process is unbiased, and resolve the matter at the earliest possible opportunity.
As scripture teaches (Matthew 18:15-17), we encourage students to discuss their concerns with the appropriate individual(s) before initiating a formal complaint. Many issues can be resolved by making an appointment with the appropriate faculty or staff member and calmly and honestly communicating the concern(s).
If the issue cannot be resolved or the student believes they have been treated unfairly or arbitrarily or the university did not follow established policy, the student may submit a formal complaint.
Submitting a formal complaint should not be construed as an appeals process. Many university policies have established appeals processes. Where an appeals process exists, students are expected to follow those steps before filing a formal complaint. In such cases, a formal complaint should only be submitted if the appeals process was not followed.
To file a formal complaint, a student should follow the steps described on the university’ webpage. A student must complete the complaint form in its entirety including providing their identity. Anonymous complaints will not be accepted. Complaints must be submitted within 30 days of the event or circumstance that triggered the complaint.
If a student has a question about the appropriate procedure to address a concern or complaint, the student should contact the office of the provost, email@example.com.