Grievance Policy

Explanations of formal and informal grievance procedures can be found in the Staff, Student, and Faculty Handbooks.

Any member of the Bates community may use these proceedings for the resolution of alleged discrimination or harassment, unless the allegation has already been considered by other mechanisms, such as the Student Conduct Committee or the procedures appropriate to faculty dismissal for cause. The existence of these grievance procedures in no way precludes the college from taking immediate action to maintain the safety of the college community or an individual therein, should a situation of extreme emergency or criminal nature arise.