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Conduct and Grievances

Conduct and Grievances

Any student-doctor has the right to seek redress of a grievance with immunity from disciplinary action or retaliation without regard as to the sex, gender, race, religion, disability, color, creed, ethnic, or national origin as included in the regulations of Title VI, Title IX, the Americans with Disabilities Act and section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.

A student-doctor must first fill out a grievance hearing request form. Then, for a student-doctor to address a grievance, he or she must utilize the following procedures:

Non-Academic Related Grievance(s)

The student will present the grievance to the student’s assigned faculty advisor. If the faculty advisor cannot affect a resolution to the problem, the student may then consult with the Office of Admissions and Student Services.

The Assistant Dean of Admissions and Student Services will hear the grievance. If a satisfactory solution cannot be achieved, the student will be advised to prepare a written, signed request, setting forth the grievance and requesting a hearing with the Honor Court or Student Progress Committee.

Copies of appropriate and relevant documentation must be appended to this request, which will include a statement to redress the student requests.

The student will submit the request to the Office of Admissions and Student Services, who will present it to the Chairperson of the appropriate committee. The Chairperson shall convene the committee after receipt of a written request. The student will be notified in advance of the date, time, and place of the meeting.

The meeting shall be internal, private, and closed to non-University persons. Non- University personnel are not available for consultation during these meetings. Legal representation or any other form of representation is prohibited during the hearing. At the meeting, the student will be afforded a full and fair opportunity to present the grievance and to respond to relevant questions posed by members of the committee.

The Committee will, after deliberation, make a recommendation to the Dean. Following receipt of the Committee’s recommendation, the Dean or his designee will advise the student, in writing, delivered by either certified mail or in person, of the action taken to resolve the grievance.

LUCOM Policies & Procedures

Concerns, questions or grievances regarding LUCOM policies and procedures should be addressed to the SGA Administration. The SGA will present the grievances to LUCOM Administration for an appropriate and reasonable resolution.