Reporting, Rights and Resources for Students

Various concerns may arise during a student’s time in college. It is important to know where to report concerns, your rights, and places to find support.

Reporting Processes

As a student, you should know your rights. These rights include ways to address and report concerns.

  • Reporting a Concern – Creating and sustaining a safe inclusive environment requires everyone’s help and commitment. The referral information on the Report Concerns page offers ways to report a concern or to seek support.
  • Complaint Resolution
    • General Complaint Resolution Procedures – Bellevue College 1450P procedures identify resolution options available to students, staff and visitors to campus who have a general concern regarding a college employee(s).
    • Student Dispute Procedures (including grades) – Bellevue College 1450P2 procedures described the process to resolve academic issues including misunderstandings, complaints, or grievances with faculty members regarding grades, grading issues, or academic practices and procedures.
    • Discrimination Complaint Resolution Procedures It is the policy of Bellevue College to provide a working and learning environment free from discrimination, harassment, or retaliation. For more information, see Bellevue Policy 1440, Bellevue Policy 1460 or the Student Conduct Code.
  • Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination Policy – The Bellevue College non-discrimination policy protects you and others from discrimination and harassment. To ask questions about our discrimination and harassment policy, contact the Vice President of Human Resources (425-564-2445) or Title IX Coordinator (425-5642641). Learn more at www.bellevuecollege.edu/equal/.

Student Rights

  • FERPA – The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) is the Federal law that governs the rights of students and institutional responsibilities with respect to student education records.
  • Student Conduct Code – The Student Conduct Code of Bellevue College (WAC 132H-125) outlines the rights and responsibilities of students in the Bellevue College community.  These rights and responsibilities include due process rights, appeal routes and behavior expectations.

Name Change Policies

Students may update their chosen or preferred name on their BC email account, diploma and class rosters. A handout with directions on how to update a preferred name is available.

Campus Resources

Bellevue College provides a variety of services for students who report concerns or need support when things don’t go according to plan.  The following offices and services can provide support to students during difficult times.

  • Bulldog Food Pantry – Student Programs maintains a food pantry for Bellevue College students.  The pantry is located in the second floor of the C-Building near
  • Bus and ORCA Plus Program – Did you know that students may be eligible for subsidized bus transportation? Orca Plus cards can be purchased at the Cashier’s Office (B 126).
  • Counseling Center – The Bellevue College Counseling Center offers a variety of free, confidential services to students, including personal counseling, career counseling, educational counseling, and group counseling.
  • Disability Resource Center (DRC) – The Disability Resource Center (DRC) works with students, instructors, staff, administration and community contacts to ensure the successful academic endeavors and goals of qualified Bellevue College students with disabilities.
  • Office of Equity and Pluralism – The Office of Equity and Pluralism promotes a pluralistic and diverse campus community. Learn more about Bellevue College’s Institution Commitment and other resources.
  • Public Safety – The Public Safety website provides information on safety escorts, emergency procedures, lost and found, Clery statistics and more.
  • Title IX – The Office of Title IX can address student concerns related to sexual harassment, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, gender-identity discrimination, and other actions that fall within the college’s obligations under Title IX. Students can visit the Title IX Coordinator in C227 or visit www.bellevuecollege.edu/titleix/how/fileacomplaint/ for reporting options.
  • Withdrawal Information – An official withdrawal requires students to withdraw themselves from a class or classes, online or in person by the seventh week of the quarter.  Medical withdrawals are also available. For more information, visit or contact Student Central.

Community Resources

Learn more about community resources that may be able to help a student or friend in need.

Campus Services

Additional campus resources can be found online on the Campus Services page.

Last Updated July 31, 2018