Martin Community College desires to resolve all student concerns and grievances in a fair and rapid manner and in a non-threatening atmosphere. Students have the right to grieve when they have reason to believe that a condition, situation, or an action affecting them is unjust, inequitable, and/or a hindrance to effective performance. A grievable action is an action that is in violation of written campus policies or procedures or constitutes arbitrary, capricious, or unequal application of written campus policies and procedures. A description of the "Student Grievance Procedure" is provided in the Martin Community College Career Catalog available at www.martincc.edu
Out of State Students
Students enrolled in distance education courses at Martin Community College while residing outside the state of North Carolina who wish to register a concern or grievance should follow the "Student Grievance Procedure" as written in the Martin Community College Career Catalog (available at www.martincc.edu
). If the concern or grievance cannot be resolved internally, students may register their grievance with the appropriate state approving agency. Links to state approval agencies and/or information about various state complaint processes are available at http://www.sheeo.org/sites/default/files/Complaint%20Process%20Links%2012-2012.pdf
Student Records and Privacy
Students who believe that their rights under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act have been violated should discuss their concerns with the Dean of Academic Affairs and Student Services and/or the President of the College. However, students, if they wish, may file a complaint directly with the Family Policy Compliance Office, U.S. Dept. of Education, 400 Maryland Ave. S.W., Washington, DC 20202-5920, Phone 202-260-3887. A complete copy of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act as printed and released by the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare is on file in the Student Services Office with the Registrar and the Dean of Academic Affairs and Student Services.