Columbia Southern University regularly reviews policies in order to ensure their relevance, compliance with accreditation standards, and their continued appropriateness for our diverse student body. At times, it is determined that changes are needed for the continued growth of the institution. In accordance with this, it has been determined that several policies will receive changes that go into effect on Sept. 1, 2019. Below is a brief summary of changes.
Academic Integrity Policy
Minor edits were made in order to provide guidance on contesting a violation.
Code of Conduct Policy
Minor changes were made to the policy in order to order to provide clarity on how a notification and hearing will take place.
Complaint and Grievance Policy
The current Complaint and Grievance policy will be replaced by two policies: Academic Complaint and Grievance Policy and Non-Academic Complaint and Grievance Policy. The purpose of these policy changes is to connect students with members who are most qualified to aid in resolution of student complaints.
Student Appeals Policy
The Student Appeals Policy will be discontinued. Instead, students wishing to seek resolution for a matter should refer to the Academic Complaint and Grievance Policy or Non-Academic Complaint and Grievance Policy.
If you have questions, please email the Office of Student Resolution at StudentResolution@ColumbiaSouthern.edu.