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Comments and Complaints
Participants in the Title IV Federal Financial Aid under the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, are required to direct students to a state agency for assistance with unresolved complaints. Related regulations require all Title IV participating institutions, regardless of the origin of their state authorization to operate, to comply with state agency complaint process and to communicate such information publicly. Under Federal rule 34 CFR §600.9 and §668.43(b), Title IV eligible institutions must make available to students or prospective students, upon request, a copy of the documents describing the institution’s accreditation and state authorization. The institution must provide its students or prospective students with contact information for filing complaints with the University, its accreditor, and the state.
Student and graduate comments and complaints are addressed separately for discrimination, ethics, police conduct, and/or all other institutional issues. University policy, procedure, and contact information for each type of complaint are described below.
All student complaints should first be addressed at the local level (the level at which the complaint arises). If it cannot be resolved at the local level, the complainant should express his/her complaint to the head of the academic department or administrative unit after referring to the University Organizational Chart or the University Directory to determine the appropriate contact. If the complaint is not resolved at this level, the following individual(s) should be contacted:
|Complaint Type||Contact Information||Telephone||Fax|
|Discrimination||Equal Opportunity and Access
Sherman Hall 203
|(309) 298-1977||(309) 298-3455||eoa-office@大发11选5|
|Ethics||Ms. Elizabeth Duvall
Sherman Hall 208
|(309) 298-3070||(309) 298-3080||EL-Duvall@大发11选5|
|Police Conduct||Mr. Derek Watts
Office of Public Safety
|(309) 298-1949||(309) 298-2884||DJ-Watts@大发11选5|
|Student 大发11选5-Macomb||Mr. John W. Smith
Interim Vice President,
Sherman Hall 321
|(309) 298-1814||(309) 298-2558||JW-Smith@大发11选5|
|All Other-Macomb||Mr. William T. Clow
Interim Provost and
Academic Vice President
Sherman Hall 211
|(309) 298-1066||(309) 298-2021||provost@大发11选5|
|Quad Cities||Dr. Joseph Rives
Senior Vice President,
Strategic Planning and Initiatives
3420 Quad Cities Complex
|(309) 762-9481||(309) 764-7172||J-Rives@大发11选5|
State of Illinois:
The Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) maintains the master plan which guides development of the state’s system of public and private colleges and universities, and it maintains an . This website includes step-by-step instructions and key information regarding the complaint process.
State of Iowa:
Western Illinois University is certified by the State of Iowa to provide educational certificates and degree programs in Museum Studies and distance education in Iowa. In serving students from Iowa, to document concerns, questions, and complaints related to postsecondary educational institutions.
Out-of-State Distance Learning Students:
Students enrolled in distance learning classes who live outside Illinois are protected by the State Authorization and Reciprocity Act (SARA) consumer protection provisions. These provisions require the investigation and resolution of allegations of dishonest or fraudulent activity, including the provision of false or misleading information. .