The "Program Integrity Rule" amendment of Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 2011 requires that colleges and universities have complaints systems that allow students to address violations of consumer protection laws regarding fraud and false advertising, state laws regulating the licensure of post-secondary institutions, and complaints regarding educational quality and/or standards for accreditation.
The process outlined here helps Wabash College follow federal and state guidelines and our own Mission and Core Values by ensuring that information regarding concerns with our academic program are correctly routed, addressed in a timely fashion, and tracked so that we may gather information and improve our policies and procedures.
It is Wabash’s policy that when there are program or course concerns, students should first communicate directly with personnel in the appropriate department. Please first consult with the relevant faculty person, followed by the department chair if necessary. Wabash strives to meet the needs of its students, and concerns often can be resolved through informal means. For concerns in academic affairs that are not otherwise resolved, please contact:
Dean of the College
Center Hall 115
Associate Dean of the College and Registrar
Center Hall 115
Students in distance education courses at Wabash who reside in states other than Indiana may file a complaint with the Indiana Commission for Higher Education after having completed Wabash’s complaint process.
Student Complaint Information - Indiana SARA Portal Agency
All students may also file a complaint with their respective state’s consumer protection office.
State Consumer Protection Offices