Petitions, Comments and Complaints Procedures for Students

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Academic Petitions

Students enrolled in a Wright State course have the right to petition to waive an academic policy or requirement, withdraw from class after the official withdrawal date, removal of hours and points for grades, or substitute classes in a program. 

Petitions are reviewed by a faculty committee and are approved only when supported by documentation justifying an exception to the university policy or requirement. Information on submitting academic petitions can be found at the following sites.

Academic Mediation Policies

Each college has an established academic mediation policy for students contesting grading or the assignment of grades. The link to each college’s academic mediation policy is given below. 

Withdrawal and Refund of Tuition

Under exceptional conditions, a student who officially drops or withdraws after the refund period may submit a petition for a partial refund which, if approved, will be prorated according to the date of official withdrawal. Information on refund petitions may be found on the Refund Policy and Refund Appeal Process webpage.

Code of Student Conduct Violations

Wright State is committed to maintaining the highest standards of academic integrity. If you have questions about the Code of Student Conduct or wish to report a possible violation of the code, information is available at: Conduct and Academic Integrity Forms

Americans with Disabilities Act

It is the policy of Wright State University to comply with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), as amended by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008, and other applicable federal and state regulations that prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability.

For students requesting an accommodation or academic adjustment for a disability please visit the Office of Disability Services website.

If you have concerns or issues regarding our compliance with an accommodation, academic adjustment or any aspect of the ADA please visit Office of Disability Services website or the Ohio Civil Rights Disabilities in Higher Education website.

Sexual Harassment and Gender Violence

Wright State University is committed to providing an educational environment that ensures all students can learn and live together with a sense of personal safety and mutual respect.

Title IX and Gender Based Violence- I need help- Where to Go?

Discrimination

Wright State University prohibits discrimination and harassment and works to eliminate both from its classrooms and offices through corrective measures and education.

Filing an University complaint

Filing an Ohio civil rights commission complaint

Accrediting Organizations

Wright State is a State of Ohio public institution of higher education subject to the policies of the Ohio Department of Higher Education.  Comments and complaints about Wright State may be submitted to the Ohio Department of Higher Education from the Student Complaints webpage.

Wright State is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.  To support the public and the accredited institutions, the Higher Learning Commission has established a policy for submitting complaints about an institution.  The policy is found on the Complaints Against an Affiliated Institution webpage.

Questions about the complaint policy can be submitted by email to complaints@hlcommission.org.

Out-of-State Distance Learning Students

Pursuant to the U.S. Department of Education’s Federal Integrity Rules, Wright State University must provide to its out-of-state distance learning students or prospective students the contact information for filing complaints with each state licensing entity and any other relevant agency that would handle the complaint. View the list of state agencies and contact information.

Anonymous Reporting

Wright State University is committed to preventing, detecting, and correcting violations of law and university policy. Each member of the Wright State community shares this responsibility.

Persons may report concerning behavior anonymously by calling the Toll-Free HOTLINE at 1-855-353-3783 or by using the EthicsPoint website.

  • EthicsPoint is a system that allows people to report suspected illegal or unethical conduct anonymously.
  • It is used by thousands of organizations, including hundreds of educational institutions.
  • EthicsPoint is separate from Wright State and does not generate IP log files, so neither Wright State nor EthicsPoint have a means of identifying reporters.
  • Wright State will only receive the information that the reporter chooses to submit.

Wright State University is providing this anonymous reporting service because we want to know about any potentially illegal or unethical activity at Wright State so we can address and correct it.

EthicsPoint is not a 911 or Emergency service. If you need emergency assistance, call 911.