Student Complaint Policy and Process for Resolution

Georgia Piedmont Tech will work hard to resolve student grievances, complaints and concerns in a quick, fair and cooperative manner.

Students with a concern or complaint should begin the process at the institution (college) level.

How to Submit Your Complaint

To submit a student concern or complaint at the local college level, please follow Georgia Piedmont Tech’s Student Complaint Procedure and use the Student Grievance Form. You can submit this form in person or online.

If a resolution is not reached at the institution level, or if you believe that the nature of the complaint or its impact on the system as a whole warrants an immediate review by the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) administration, please contact TCSG Student Affairs or complete the following complaint form. Students residing outside of the State of Georgia who are taking an online course may also file a complaint with an agency located in their State.

If the issue is not resolved at the institution or state level, students may take their concern or complaint to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Contact SACSCOC at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Georgia Piedmont Tech. The Commission should be contacted only if there is evidence that appears to support Georgia Piedmont Tech’s significant non-compliance with Commission requirements or standards.

Complaint Forms

Title Audience Topic Description
Student Final Course Grade AppealCurrent StudentsGrievance Forms

Students who wish to appeal their final course grade must fill out and submit this form.

Student Code of Conduct Complaint FormCurrent StudentsGrievance Forms

This form is for students who wish to file a complaint against any student they believe to be in violation of the code of conduct.

Disciplinary Sanction Appeal FormCurrent StudentsGrievance Forms

Students who wishes to appeal a disciplinary decision must fill out and submit this form.

ADA Section 504 GrievanceCurrent StudentsGrievance Forms

Download this form for ADA Section 504 Grievance

Student Discrimination Grievance FormCurrent StudentsGrievance Forms

Download this form for Student Discrimination Grievance

Student Equity Grievance FormCurrent StudentsGrievance Forms

Download this form for Student Equity Grievance Form

Sexual Misconduct & Assault Policy

Sexual misconduct is any unwelcome behavior of a sexual nature that is committed without consent or by force, intimidation, coercion, or manipulation. Sexual misconduct can be committed by a person of any gender, and it can occur between people of the same or different gender. Offenses include but are not limited to the commission of or attempt to commit: rape, sexual battery, aggravated sodomy, or child molestation. In addition, offenses such as public indecency, peeping Tom, and solicitation for sodomy may be prosecuted under this policy. Offenders may be prosecuted in State Court, by the College, or both. The finding of guilt or innocence by the College does not prevent prosecution in a criminal court. Should an offense be reported, the Police Department will assist in prosecuting the offender in accordance with the victim’s wishes.