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A “grievance” is a claim that the College, acting through an individual or a group, has violated the Equal Opportunity Policy. 

A “grievant” is an employee who believes that the College has violated the Equal Opportunity Policy.  Typically, the grievant has to have been affected by the violation, but, in some cases a grievant can bring forward a complaint to address a concern that does not affect the grievant directly. 

A “respondent” is the individual who made the decision(s) or took the action(s) that forms the basis for a grievance. 

Last Updated: 10/22/08