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Queens University Internal Complaint Process

Queens University of Charlotte is committed to providing an educational climate that is conducive to the personal and professional development of each individual. To ensure that commitment, the University has developed procedures for students to pursue grievances within the university community, should such action become necessary. A student who has an unresolved disagreement or dissatisfaction with a faculty or staff member, another student, a student group, or an administrator has the right to file a written complaint without prejudicing his or her status with the University.

For a full description of the student complaint process at Queens University of Charlotte, please view the procedures as stated in the Academic Catalog (p. 23). Complaints may be submitted to:

Dr. Greg D. Pillar, Assistant Provost for University Programs
Telephone: 704-337-2579
Email: pillarg@queens.edu

Federal regulations require us to provide prospective and current students with contact information for filing complaints with the appropriate agency in the state where the student resides. In the unlikely event that the issue is not resolved internally at Queens University of Charlotte, students enrolled in online programs may file complaints with other agencies.

Complaint Process through the North Carolina Post-Secondary Education Complaints Unit

If internal processes to a complaint or grievance fails to reach a satisfying resolution, students may continue the grievance process with the North Carolina Post-Secondary Education Complaints Unit. Please review the NC Post-Secondary Education Student Complaint Policy and then complete the Student Complaint Form. Grievances may be submitted to:

North Carolina Post-Secondary Education Complaints
c/o Student Complaints
University of North Carolina General Administration
910 Raleigh Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27515
Telephone: 919-962-4550
Email: studentcomplaint@northcarolina.edu

Complaint Process through SARA-NC

Queens University is a member of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement – North Carolina (SARA-NC), which is the portal for the North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority. Students may also file a grievance through SARA-NC complaints unit. Students should follow the SARA-NC Complaint Process and use the SARA-NC Complaint Form.

Please note: SARA-NC does not resolve complaints about student grades and student conduct violation. These complaints fall under the jurisdiction of institutional policy.

North Caroline State Education Assistance Authority
c/o SARA North Carolina
P.O. Box 14103
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
Toll free: 855-727-2162)
Local: 919-248-4667
Fax: 919-248-667
Email for complaints: complaint@saranc.org
Email for all other inquiries: information@saranc.org
Website: www.saranc.org

Complaint Process through SACSCOC

Students whose complaint remains unresolved through the internal process at Queens University, also have the right to contact Queens University of Charlotte’s accreditor: The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Learn more about the SACSCOC complaint procedure.

1866 Southern Lane
Decatur, GA 30033
Telephone: 404-679-4500
Fax: 404-679-4558

Complaint Process for Out-of-State Students

If you live outside of North Carolina in a state currently participating in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA) and you are unable to resolve a complaint with Queens or feel that not all issues were resolved with the final disposition, you may file a complaint with your home state. View contact information for each State Authorization Agency per state.

To see if your home state is a NC-SARA participant, please review the state map here. If a student desires to contact the state portal entity for their home state, contact information for each state authorization liaison in a SARA approved state can be located on the NC-SARA website.

SARA

Queens University of Charlotte is approved by North Carolina to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education.

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