Student Grievance Procedures

Texas A&M University is committed to providing an educational and work climate that is conducive to the personal and professional development of each individual. To further that commitment, the university has developed procedures for students to pursue grievances within the university community. This section describes the various grievance procedures and provides information that will clarify how to initiate and pursue a grievance.

Assistance with Student Grievances

To ensure that students understand how to appropriately pursue a grievance at Texas A&M University at Galveston, students are encouraged to seek clarification and advice regarding procedures before initiating a grievance. Although a student may seek such advice from any faculty or staff member, the Office of Student Life (Northen Student Center, Room 131, 409-740-4561) has staff members trained to help students who have grievances. Students are encouraged to seek assistance from this office in pursuing any type of grievance.

The decision as to which procedure to utilize for a grievance filed by a student shall be made solely by the university and shall be based on the fact pattern of each particular case. Each grievance shall be directed to a specific procedure and shall be accorded only one opportunity to be adjudicated unless the appeal body remands for further review.

Types of Grievances

Texas A&M University at Galveston has procedures for undergraduate and graduate students to pursue a grievance for any of the following problems, issues, or concerns:

  1. Discrimination

  2. Disability Accommodations in Academic Programs

  3. Sexual Harassment

  4. Grade Disputes

  5. Unexcused Absences

  6. Academic Suspension and Blocks

  7. Disciplinary Action

  8. Academic Misconduct

  9. Graduate Student Examination Evaluation Disputes

  10. Financial Assessments by the University

  11. Parking Citations

Procedures

  1. Discrimination Appeals Panel

  2. Undergraduate Academic Appeals Panel

  3. Campus Disciplinary Appeals Panel

  4. Graduate Appeals Panel

  5. Parking Citation Appeals Panel