The online version of the Student Handbook is currently undergoing revisions. For the latest version of the college handbook, please see the Rhodes College Student Handbook PDF (updated November 2022).

Student Concerns

Nature of Concern

Address concern to

If Appealed - Address to

Grade concerns

Issuing Instructor

Department Chair

Financial Aid concerns 

Financial Aid Office

Director of Financial Aid

Academic Standards

Standards & Standing Committee

Not Available

Academic Discrimination

Dean of the Faculty

Not Available 

Educational Records


Standards & Standing Committee


Housing Appeals Committee

Dean of Students via Director of Residence Life

Honor Council

Honor Council via Director of Community Standards

Faculty Appeals Committee via Director of Community Standards

Information Technology Chief Information Officer

Community Standards Council

Community Standards Council via Director of Community Standards

CSC Appeals Committee via Director of Community Standards


Director of Community Standards

Dean of Students


Director of Campus Safety

Traffic Appeals Committee

Sexual Misconduct/Title IX

File report through Rhodes Express or directly with the Title IX Coordinator

Sexual Misconduct Appeals Committee via Title IX Coordinator

All other violations of college policy (Ref: Student Behavior)

Director of Community Standards

Dean of Students

IFC Behavioral via Director of Community Standards

IFC via Director of Community Standards

Vice President of Student Life

  • If the concern is not specifically identified above, contact the Office of the Vice President of Student Life. 
  • If a concern is not satisfactorily addressed through the offices and agents above, it is possible to file a formal written complaint. That process is described here.
  • If the resolution of the complaint is unsatisfactory and meets the requirements for an appeal as indicated in the college catalogue or student handbook, the issue should be brought forward to the committee or individual as listed above.
  • Should the institution not be able to resolve the student complaint, the student has the right to contact the federal government or the State of Tennessee and their respective agencies to determine the course of action. Complaints can be filed with the following agencies:
    • Complaints related to the application of state laws or rules related to approval to operate or licensure of a particular professional program within a postsecondary institution shall be referred to the appropriate State Board (i.e., State Board of Health, State Board of Education, and so on.) within the Tennessee State Government and shall be reviewed and handled by that licensing board ( [4], and then search for the appropriate division)
    • Complaints related to state consumer protection laws (e.g., laws related to fraud or false advertising) shall be referred to the Tennessee Division of Consumer Affairs and shall be reviewed and handled by their Unit ( [5]).
    • Allegations regarding noncompliance with accreditation standards, policies, and procedures may be made to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097. (The Commission's complaint policy, procedure and the Complaint form may be found on their website, [6].)
    • Title IX (Department of Education Office of Civil Rights). Individuals who wish to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights must do so within 180 days of the incident based on the time limits for adjudication set by that agency. The complaint policy, procedure and complaint form may be found at