Academic and Non-Academic Grievance and Appeal Procedures
Graduate Students who have concerns about campus academic policies, procedures, or other policies are encouraged to bring those concerns or complaints to Dr. Richard Redding, the Vice Chancellor for Graduate Education. Dr. Redding can be reached via e-mail or by phone at (714) 628-2688.
For academic matters, the appaeal process typically begins with the faculty member involved, if appropriate. If this avenue fails, appeals then go to the department or program. Following this, appeals go to the Graduate Academic Council via the submission of a completed Graduate Petition form to the Office of the University Registrar.
Petitions are reviewed by the Graduate Academic Council in the following cases:
1) Adding or dropping courses after enrollment deadlines
2) Challenge of a grade in a course
3) Changing the grading option after the specified deadline
4) Overload of credit
5) Late withdrawal of courses not related to a medical reason, family emergency or military/occupational
6) Limitation/acceptance of credit
7) Challenge of Academic Probation or Academic Dismissal
8) Other degree related issues
9) Other miscellaneous petitions
Students may appeal a decision of the Graduate Academic Council to Dr. Richard Redding, the Vice Chancellor for Graduate Education, by providing documented evidence demonstrating one or both of the following grounds for appeal:
1) A procedural error was made by the Graduate Academic Council.
2) Additional evidence is provided that could serve as cause for further review.
Dr. Redding can be reached via e-mail or by phone at (714) 628-2688.
For non–academic matters (issues related to departments such as residence life, facilities management, business office, etc.), students should first discuss the matter with the head of the appropriate department with appeals to the appropriate supervisor.
For a more detailed explanation of Chapman University's Academic Policies and Procedures, please refer to the Graduate Catalog.
Sexual Assault, Harassment, Discrimination and Title IX
Please refer to the Sexual Assault, Harassment, Discrimination and Title IX resource page, administered by the Dean of Students office for information on how to report an incident or complaint regarding a University department, employee, or fellow student.