UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls
Pursuant to the United States Department of Education's Program Integrity Rule and UW-River Falls internal policies, any individual may file a formal complaint. An individual should first utilize the institution's internal complaint or review policies and procedures. If an informal resolution is not achieved, the institution shall conduct a review and/or investigation into the allegations. This review shall be completed within a 90-calendar day period, unless additional time is necessary to properly complete the review or investigation process. The institution may conduct fact-finding during which the complainant and the institution shall be offered an opportunity to submit any relevant and material evidence and information in support of their respective positions. Either party may request the presence of a representative during a meeting and/or investigatory interview of the respective party. However, the parties shall be required to speak on their own behalf at all time during this complaint review process. The parties shall be expected to cooperate fully in this review or investigative process. Failure to do so may lead to dismissal of the complaint in its entirety.
1. The complainant will submit the downloadable complaint form by email to Martin Olague, Director, or by regular mail to UW-River Falls, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging, 410 S. 3rd St., 269 Rodli Hall, Attn: Complaint, River Falls, WI 54022. The form must be complete and the complainant's signature affirms that the complainant
2. No later than 60 calendar days from the conclusion of the review and/or investigative process, the Director shall issue his written decision to the complainant. The decision may include one or more of the following determinations:
3. The decision of the Director may be appealed to his supervisor, the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Excellence and Student Success, who shall have at least 60 days to review the decision. Any additional appeals will follow the official reporting lines, up to the Chancellor.
4. A decision of the Chancellor shall not be subject to any further appeal or review within the institution. The complainant may pursue any further claim or complaint through applicable state or federal law, or UW System processes.
5. If a resolution is not reached at the institutional level, or if a complainant believes the nature of the complaint or its impact on the System as a whole warrants immediate review, s/he should email Academic Programs and Educational Innovation (APEI), call (608) 262-8778, or consult its website.