Adrian College Concerns/Complaints
In support of its mission - “Adrian College, a liberal arts College in the United Methodist tradition, is committed to the pursuit of truth and to the dignity of all people. Through active and creative learning in a supportive community, undergraduate and graduate students are challenged to achieve excellence in their academic, personal and professional lives, and to contribute to a more socially just society” - and in the interest of ongoing improvement, Adrian College is committed to resolving complaints, grievances, and concerns of students, faculty, and staff. The College encourages all individuals to address grievances, complaints or concerns first with personnel in the office or department that led to the complaint. If individuals need further assistance in resolving concerns after pursuing in-person resolutions, then they may submit a report using the links below.
If a student wants help in filing a complaint, s/he may contact the office of Academic Affairs (Stanton Administration Building), 517.265.5161, extension 3888 or the office of Student Life (Caine Student Center), 517.264.3142
Submitting Complaints to State Authorities or Accrediting Bodies
If your complaint is not resolved by following the process above a complaint may be filed with:
• The Higher Learning Commission: https://www.ncahlc.org/Information-for-the-Public/complaints.html,
which is the accrediting agency for Adrian College
• The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
For Adrian College Online Students from Out-of-State
Please go to the link provided to locate contact information for the authority in your state of residence:
In most cases, these complaint procedures require the student to exhaust all complaint avenues internal to the institution before a complaint can be filed at the state or accrediting agency level. Adrian College students are advised to first attempt to resolve complaints with Adrian College’s administration.