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File a Complaint

File a Complaint

Students with legitimate complaints have a right to petition a judicial board and have their case heard. To file a case with the Judicial Branch, contact the attorney general. Once a case is started, the appropriate board will receive the information and contact the student regarding further action.

Where do complaints go?
  • Generally, University jurisdiction to adjudicate complaints and to impose sanctions under this code shall be limited to misconduct that occurs on University property, at University-sponsored activities, or behavior which intentionally or recklessly interferes with the operation of the University or with University-sponsored activities, including, but not limited to, studying, teaching, research, University administration, fire, police, or emergency services.
  • Reported allegations of misconduct alleged to constitute discrimination under the “Policy Prohibiting Discrimination, Harassment, Sexual Violence, and Stalking, and Procedure for Reviewing Complaints” (“PPM 3010”)—including, for example, discriminatory harassment and sexual violence, stalking, dating violence, and domestic violence—are reviewed under PPM 3010. Therefore, any such allegations of misconduct shall be referred to the Office of Institutional Equity and shall be reviewed and addressed under PPM 3010, and not under the Code unless the below applies.

    • In the event any allegations made or referred to the Office of Institutional Equity under PPM 3010 but are determined to not fall within the PPM 3010 policy, those misconduct allegations may nonetheless be subject to the Code if the allegations constitute a potential violation of the Code. If such allegations exist, the review process under PPM 3010 shall proceed first until it is concluded. Once that process is concluded, the separate misconduct allegations that constitute a potential violation of the Code may proceed for review under the Code, provided the complainant has filed or files a complaint under the Code within the applicable time limits. Any relevant factual findings from the PPM 3010 review process may be used in the subsequent review process under the Code. During the PPM 3010 review process, all time periods to file complaints or other deadlines under the Code shall pause unless they have already expired; and, any time remaining to file complaints or other deadlines under the Code shall continue to run immediately upon completion of the PPM 3010 review process.
  • Reported allegations of misconduct alleged to violate the Threat Management Policy (“PPM 3015”) are reviewed under PPM 3015. Therefore, any such allegations of misconduct shall be referred through PPM 3015 and shall be reviewed and addressed under PPM 3015, and not under the Code unless the below applies.

    • In the event any allegations made or referred under PPM 3015 but are determined to not fall within the PPM 3015 policy, those misconduct allegations may nonetheless be subject to the Code if the allegations constitute a potential violation of the Code. If such allegations exist, the review process under PPM 3015 shall proceed first until it is concluded. Once that process is concluded, the separate misconduct allegations that constitute a potential violation of the Code may proceed for review under the Code, provided the complainant has filed or files a complaint under the Code within the applicable time limits. Any relevant factual findings from the PPM 3015 review process may be used in the subsequent review process under the Code. During the PPM 30105 review process, all time periods to file complaints or other deadlines under the Code shall pause unless they have already expired; and, any time remaining to file complaints or other deadlines under the Code shall continue to run immediately upon completion of the PPM 3015 review process.  

  • Conduct that violates this Code may also constitute a breach of a university resident’s housing contract. Decisions made through a housing contract hearings and related proceedings may be made separately from decisions under this Code.

  • Reported allegations of misconduct alleged to violate the K-State Honor Pledge shall be reviewed and addressed under the Honor and Integrity System, and not under the Code.

  • Reported allegations of misconduct regarding employee or student employee behavior, in the context of their employment, shall be reviewed and addressed through university employment policies and procedures, and not under the Code.

  • Reported allegations of misconduct by students enrolled in classes primarily at K-State Polytechnic’s campus shall be subject to the provisions of the K-State Polytechnic Student Code of Conduct.

  • Reported allegations of misconduct by students enrolled in classes primarily at K-State Olathe campus shall be subject to the provisions of this Code.