Academic conflict. Academic conflict may be addressed through informal processes or through a formal grievance process. It is recommended that should you have a conflict, first explore the option of informally resolving it. If you believe you have an academic grievance, first discuss it with your advisor. If discussion with the advisor is inappropriate or unfruitful, discussion with a senior faculty member, the Graduate Director, or the Department Chair is recommended. If you think your conflict requires outside, impartial, and confidential conflict management, please contact the Office of the Ombudsperson.
Academic appeal. If you wish to appeal a grade in a Geosciences course, contact the Department Chair, who will direct you to the departmental appeals process. If the issue is not resolved to your satisfaction, you may use the College Graduate Office links for your academic appeal.
Conflict with another student. If you have a conflict with another GSU student, or if you believe a student violation of the Student Code of Conduct Policies and Procedures has occurred, you may submit a complaint to the Dean of Students.
Academic Dishonesty. Please be sure you are familiar with the definitions and examples of Academic Dishonesty. If you believe Academic Honesty policies and procedures have been violated, please consult the student code of conduct for procedures on how to report and resolve matters of Academic Dishonesty.
Title IX. Georgia State University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its education programs and activities and prohibits such discrimination by students, faculty and staff. Nondiscrimination on the basis of sex is mandated by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. §§ 1681 et seq.), and the corresponding implementation regulations (34 C.F.R. Part 106).
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 was the first comprehensive federal law to prohibit sex discrimination against students and employees of educational institutions. Title IX states, in part:
No person…shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.
Title IX prohibits sex discrimination in any federally funded education program or activity. Sexual misconduct includes sexual harassment and sexual violence, which constitutes sexual discrimination.
If you have knowledge of a Title IX violation involving a GSU student, you are required to report the violation to the GSU Title IX office.
Ombudsperson. The Office of the Ombudsperson offers free conflict management assistance to all students, faculty, staff and administrators at Georgia State University.