Student Life

Grievance Policy

Marymount University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, or other protected class in any of its educational programs or activities.

Marymount University attempts to resolve differences through informal resolution procedures wherever possible; therefore, the University encourages students to pursue every means possible to resolve a grievance informally before filing a formal complaint. Students are strongly encouraged to raise their concerns directly the director of the Office of Student Access Services, who will attempt to resolve the matter. Any student, who is not satisfied with this attempt at resolution, may file, in writing, a formal grievance as described below.

A formal nondiscrimination complaint is defined as a violation or misapplication of the policy stated above. Student complaints or inquiries regarding nondiscrimination may be directed to the ADA coordinator and dean for Student Development, Frank Rizzo at (703) 284-1615 or frank.rizzo@marymount.edu; Marymount University, 2807 North Glebe Road, Arlington, Virginia 22207-4299.

Initially, a student should seek to resolve a complaint informally through a meeting with the director of Student Access Services. If the student does not believe the complaint is resolved through this meeting, the student may file a formal complaint with the ADA coordinator in writing within 10 working days with the proposed dates for a hearing.

If the complaint is not resolved in the formal hearing, within five working days after the formal hearing, the student may request in writing a meeting with the president. The president will meet with the student within 10 working days and make the final decision on the student’s complaint.