Report an Incident
SULC INCIDENT REPORT FORMS
Students, faculty, or staff members should use the forms below to report incidents involving Law Center students.
REPORT A NON-ACADEMIC CODE OF STUDENT CONDUCT VIOLATION
Every student admitted to Southern University Law Center accepts the responsibility to conform to all regulations that the Law Center and University may publish. Use this report form to report inappropriate student conduct that is not academic, which includes, but is not limited to, alcohol, disorderly conduct, drugs, hazing, physical violence, or other violations of university policies, regulations, or rules. (Do not use this form to report Title IX incidents. Please use the Title IX Incident Reporting form to report sexual assault, and other forms of sexual or gender based discrimination.) The full Non-Academic Code of Conduct may be accessed at this link.
REPORT AN ACADEMIC HONOR CODE VIOLATION
Every student admitted to Southern University Law Center accepts the responsibility to act with the highest academic integrity at all times. Use this report form to report academic misconduct, such as cheating or plagiarism as defined in the Law Center's Honor Code. Non-Academic issues, such as theft, assault, or other misconduct that is not academic should be reported using the Non-Academic Code of Student Conduct Report Form above. The full Honor Code may be found at this link.
REPORT A COVID-19 RELATED INCIDENT
In order to minimize the spread of Covid-19 among the Law Center students, faculty, and staff, the Law Center has adopted a Student Safety Plan in accordance with CDC Guidelines. Pursuant to this plan, Law Center students are required to report: 1) a positive diagnosis for Covid-19; 2) exposure to someone who has tested positive for Covid-19; or 3) symptoms of Covid-19.
Please note that information regarding medical testing, diagnosis, or symptoms, including the results of a temperature check is considered a confidential medical record under the ADA and other privacy laws and will only be provided to those who should have knowledge of the information. Please report Covid-19 related incidents at the link below. You must also submit a “Permission to Report Form,” once you are ready to return to school. A negative test result should accompany that request.
FILE A STUDENT GRIEVANCE
For students who wish to file a complaint regarding misconduct or inappropriate behavior of a faculty or staff member, or regarding a policy or procedure, or deprivation of a right, may file a student grievance under the Law Center’s Student Grievance Procedure. Please click on the link below to file a student grievance. (This form should not be used to appeal a grade. Grade Appeals are filed in the Law Center Records Office.) The Student Grievance Procedure may be found at this link.
REPORT A STUDENT ISSUE OF CONCERN
If you are concerned about the wellbeing of a student, please report the issue of concern using the link below. Issues of concern may include a student who has not been present in class and has not been otherwise responding, who appears to be suffering emotionally, or who may be in need of other student services.
TITLE IX VIOLATIONS
Title IX of the U.S. Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”) is a federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs and activities. Title IX violations may include sexual harassment, sexual assault (as defined in the Clery Act), dating violence, domestic violence, or other sexual or gender-based discrimination. Please click on the link below to learn more about Title IX and how to report a violation.
If you are not sure if a behavior is a violation or how to categorize it, please contact the Office of Student Affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FILE A GRADE APPEAL
Students who wish to appeal a final grade received in a course may file a grade appeal under the Law Center’s Grade Review and Appeal Policy using the link below. Under this policy, the grade will be reviewed by the Law Center's Grade Appeal Board. Grade appeals must be filed within 30 calendar days after the beginning of classes in the semester immediately following the semester in which the appealed grade was received, excluding summer sessions. Absent extenuating circumstances preventing you from timely filing an appeal, grade appeals filed after this deadline will not be considered by the Grade Appeal Board. Waiting for the professor to change your grade does not constitute extenuating circumstances preventing you from timely filing an appeal. Please click on the link below to file a grade appeal. (Please note that grade appeals may only be addressed through the grade appeal procedure. Grade appeals will not be addressed by filing a student grievance.) The full Grade Appeal Policy may be found below.
REPORT TO THE BEHAVIORAL ASSESMENT AND INTERVENTION TEAM (BAIT)
Students, faculty, and staff who become aware of situations that may pose a threat to the safety of the law center community or one of its members, including self-harm, are encouraged to use this form to make reports. This includes, but is not limited to; anger problems, disruptive behavior, increase use in alcohol or drugs, increased stress and depression, displaying paranoia, changes in appearance, stalking, conflicts with others, social isolation, bringing weapons to school, etc. (Do not use this form to report Title IX incidents. Please use the Title IX Incident Reporting form to report sexual assault, and other forms of sexual or gender-based discrimination.) The full SULC Health & Wellness, Behavioral Assessment & Intervention Regulations may be accessed at this link.
FILE A CHARACTER AND FITNESS SUPPLEMENT
All Law Center students are under a continuing duty to supplement their file with any information that affects their character and fitness to practice law?. Character and fitness information encompasses all information that could affect a student’s character and fitness to practice law, including citations or summons received, arrests, criminal charges or convictions brought against the student while attending the Law Center, disciplinary action taken against the student by any government or administrative agency, including armed forces, or other improper conduct, even where there has been no arrest or conviction. Please click on the link below to supplement character and fitness information. The Character and Fitness Supplement Policy may be found at this link.
FILE AN ADA GRIEVANCE
SULC has adopted an internal grievance procedure when a student alleges any action prohibited by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and by the U.S. Department of Justice regulations implementing Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (29 U.S.C.§ 794), which precludes discrimination based on a student's disability. A student can file a complaint under this procedure if the student believes an inappropriate decision has been made regarding: a) the student’s request for an accommodation; or b) the manner in which the accommodation was or is being granted. The ADA Grievance Procedure may be found at this link.