A graduate student who has problems arising from evaluation, advancement to candidacy, degree requirements, or general regulations should discuss them first with a graduate major adviser. If a student wishes to review a problem or to appeal a decision, s/he should then consult with the department chair, college graduate coordinator, and the college dean, in that order. Should questions arise beyond this point with respect to where or to whom a specific appeal should be directed, the dean of the Graduate Division may be consulted for advice. After all of the informal procedures for grievances and appeals have been exhausted, the dean of the Graduate Division may refer unresolved issues to the Office of the University Counsel who may initiate formal grievance procedures.
See "Supplemental Regulations and Procedures" section for Student Grievance Procedures. Disabled students should consult the Disabled Student Services section of this Bulletin for 504 grievance procedures.
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