Types of Issues

Phone: 541.346.3722     |    osa@officeofstudentadvocacy.org     |     EMU, Room 337

The Office of Student Advocacy helps students with a wide range of difficulties related to their university experience.  Some examples are:


Academic Issues/Petitions: degree requirements, grade disputes, missed deadlines, retroactive action, rule exceptions, transfer credits, withdrawal/changes.

Conduct Code Charges: academic misconduct, alcohol/drugs, cheating, computer use violations, disorderly conduct, disruptive behavior, failure to comply, harassment, physical contact, plagiarism, property damage, sexual misconduct, theft, trespass, unauthorized use of university property.

Faculty, Staff, Administrator Concerns:  arbitrary treatment, abuse of discretion, conflict of interest, discrimination, harassment, rule/policy violations.

Fees and Business Affairs: account disputes, health center charges, parking petitions.

Grievances/Complaints: discrimination, financial aid, student academic grievances, retaliation.

Student Employment: supervisor concerns, termination, work conditions.

Student Records: access to information, amendments, confidentiality, directory restriction, FERPA.

University Housing: contract issues, deposit refunds, disputed charges, eviction, repairs, staff disputes.


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