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Complaint Procedure

In order to take appropriate corrective action, the College must be made aware of any alleged violations of its policies, including but not limited to violations of its Anti-Discrimination, Anti-Harassment, Anti-Fraud, Anti-Retaliation policies, Rules and Regulations, or Student Code. Therefore, anyone who believes that they have experienced or witnessed a violation of any College policy, rule or Code should complete and submit this Online Complaint Form, or report the violation in person as follows:

Type of Conduct Report to:

Complaints concerning the College’s Title IX policy, including gender-based discrimination, misconduct or harassment 

Retaliation for reporting, opposing, complaining about or for participating in an investigation or hearing regarding sexual discrimination, misconduct or harassment

Jill Thomas-Little
Title IX Coordinator
South Campus, G316
Macomb Community College
14500 East 12 Mile Road
Warren, MI  48088-3896
586.445.7242
titleix@macomb.edu

Violations by College employees or vendors of any College policy or rule

 

Denise L. Williams
Vice President, Human Resources
Macomb Community College
14500 East 12 Mile Road
Warren, MI 48088-3896
586.445.7897
williamsdl@macomb.edu

Violations by students or visitors of any College policy, Code or rule

Susan R. Boyd
Dean of Student Success
Macomb Community College
14500 East 12 Mile Road
Warren, MI  48088-3896
586.445.7408
deanofstudents@macomb.edu

Concerns regarding a failure or refusal to grant reasonable accommodations

  • Employees and vendors should raise their concerns with:

 

 

 

  • Students and visitors should raise their concerns with:

Denise L. Williams
Vice President, Human Resources
Macomb Community College
14500 East 12 Mile Road
Warren, MI  48088-3896
586.445.7897
williamsdl@macomb.edu

Susan R. Boyd
Dean of Student Success
Macomb Community College
14500 East 12 Mile Road
Warren, MI  48088-3896
586.445.7408
deanofstudents@macomb.edu

Financial or ethical improprieties, conflicts of interest, or facilities concerns (including safety or accessibility concerns)

Elizabeth A. Argiri
Vice President, Business
Macomb Community College
14500 East 12 Mile Road
Warren, MI  48088-3896
586.445.7306
argiril@macomb.edu

Student Code violations or student behavior concerns

Susan R. Boyd
Dean of Student Success
Macomb Community College
14500 East 12 Mile Road
Warren, MI  48088-3896
586.445.7408
deanofstudents@macomb.edu
-or-
Daniel Thurman
Associate Dean of Student Success
Macomb Community College
14500 East 12 Mile Road
Warren, MI  48088-3896
586.445.7573
studentconduct@macomb.edu

NJCAA violations or athletics issues

Bryan E. Rizzo
Director of Athletics
Macomb Community College
14500 East 12 Mile Road
Warren, MI  48088-3896
586.445.7119
rizzob993@macomb.edu

Illegal activity, safety concerns, violations of the College’s Rules and Regulations or Violence Prevention Policy

College Police
586.445.7135

Police Misconduct

James C. Matheney
Chief of College Police
Macomb Community College
14500 East 12 Mile Road
Warren, MI  48088-3896
586.447.8666
matheneyj897@macomb.edu

Retaliation for asserting rights under any College policy, complaining about policy violations or for participating in any investigation, hearing or grievance process

  • Retaliation by employees or vendors.

 

 

  • Retaliation by students or visitors

 

Denise L. Williams
Vice President, Human Resources
Macomb Community College
14500 East 12 Mile Road
Warren, MI  48088-3896
586.445.7897
williamsdl@macomb.edu

Jill Thomas-Little
Vice President, Student Services
Macomb Community College
14500 East 12 Mile Road
Warren, MI  48088-3896
586.445.7242
titleix@macomb.edu


If the individual(s) identified above is unavailable, fails to respond, does not adequately resolve the complaint, or is somehow involved in the suspected violation, complaints should be registered through the Online Complaint Form or by contacting the Provost at:

Donald J. Ritzenhein
Provost/Vice President, Learning Unit
Macomb Community College
14500 East 12 Mile Road
Warren, Michigan 48088-3896
586.498.4141
ritzenheind@macomb.edu

All complaints and reports will be reviewed, appropriately investigated, and addressed in a fair and impartial manner. All individuals involved can expect to be treated with dignity and respect.

Nothing in this statement of procedure shall prevent a person who believes a violation has occurred from filing a complaint with an appropriate governmental agency, such as the Michigan Department of Civil Rights, 110 West Michigan Avenue, Suite 800, Lansing, Michigan 48913, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 477 Michigan Ave # 865, Detroit, MI 48226, or with the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, 1350 Euclid Avenue, Suite 325, Cleveland, Ohio, 44115.

Confidentiality. A person making a complaint (“Complainant”) may ask the College not to disclose their identity.  However, due to various federal and state laws, it is not always possible to guarantee confidentiality. Moreover, keeping a Complainant’s identity confidential may limit the College’s ability to investigate or respond to the allegations.

False Reports. False allegations or reports are prohibited and may result in discipline. This prohibition against false reports or statements does not apply to reports or statements which are made in good faith but ultimately found not to be substantiated.

Modifications. College Administration may modify this policy to adjust the identity, title, or contact information of the individuals to whom issues should be reported.

Approved by the Board of Trustees
Macomb Community College
January 20, 2021