1450 Complaint Policy

Original Date: 9/30/2003 * Last Revision Effective: 2/5/2015
Policy Contact: President


It is the policy of Bellevue College to provide clear and accurate information, provide accessible services, and offer excellent educational programs and quality service. Students have both the right to receive clear information and fair application of college grading policies, standards, rules, and requirements as well as the responsibility to comply with them in their relationships with faculty and staff members. The purpose of this policy and procedures is to provide a systematic way in which to express and resolve misunderstandings, complaints or grievances about dissatisfaction with college personnel, services, processes or facilities, discrimination or academic issues.

Bellevue College, through its affirmative action policy and general policy on sexual harassment, and in accordance with state and federal regulations, prohibits discrimination against students and employees on the basis of race or ethnicity, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation including gender identity, age, religion, the presence of sensory, mental or physical disability, or status as a disabled or Vietnam-era veteran.

Bellevue College employees are responsible for ensuring that their conduct does not discriminate against anyone; they are expected to treat people conducting business at Bellevue College with respect and may expect the same consideration, in return.

The college recognizes that disputes may sometimes arise and encourages the parties involved to resolve the conflict informally whenever possible. If resolution cannot be reached, a formal process provides an impartial and equitable way to resolve those conflicts.

Relevant Laws And Other Resources

Revision History

Original 1/15/1996
Revisions 9/30/2003; 3/22/2005; 4/18/2006; 5/21/2009; 9/11/2012; 10/10/2014; 2/5/2015

Approved By

President’s Cabinet

Last Updated February 5, 2015