As a student-centered university, Lindenwood takes your complaints and concerns seriously and has put this process in place to ensure that complaints are addressed appropriately and in a timely manner.
For these purposes, a complaint is defined as dissatisfaction or disagreement with a decision or action that involves University process, procedure, or interaction and affects a current student of the University. Additionally, any individual who was a student but who has graduated or otherwise left the University may also use this complaint process if the act being reported occurred while the individual was a student.
Complaints covered by University policies already in place are excluded from this process. You should consult the University policy for specific complaint procedures pertaining to that area.
Concerns or complaints relating to:
- Sexual Misconduct - Sexual misconduct includes relationship violence, sexual assault, sexual exploitation, sexual harassment and stalking.
- Learn more in the Sexual Misconduct Policy.
- Discrimination - View the Diversity and Inclusion Statements.
- Academic Integrity - View the Academic Integrity Policies.
- This information and more can be found in the Student Handbook.
Financial aid appeals:
- Learn more in the Lindenwood Catalog.
Academic suspension appeals:
Where/How to File Your Complaint
We encourage you to try to resolve your complaint through an informal process, by discussing your complaint directly with the person or persons involved in the issue. Contact the Dean of Students for problem resolution assistance and resources. If the issue is not, or cannot be, resolved satisfactorily through informal discussion, then you may submit a written complaint to firstname.lastname@example.org. Once submitted, the information will be reviewed and addressed in a timely manner.
In order to facilitate an effective review, complaints should include:
- Your name, student ID, and contact information;
- A brief description of the complaint or concern;
- Any attempt(s) you have made to resolve the matter informally; and
- The desired outcome regarding the complaint.
If an issue cannot be resolved internally, you may file a complaint with the Illinois Board of Higher Education.