Concerns About Academic Experience
If you have a concern about your academic experience at L&C and you aren’t sure where to start, here is a guide to campus policies, processes, and offices that can help you problem solve.
Lewis & Clark College seeks to be an inclusive community that welcomes and respects all people. If discrimination, harassment, or hate- or bias-motivated conduct interferes with your academic experience, there are several offices and individuals who can speak with you about how to proceed.
- If you are concerned about something that happened in one of your classes, we hope you will consider going directly to the faculty member to let them know of your concerns. If you don’t feel comfortable doing so, or if you have tried without success, then we encourage you to consult with that faculty member’s department chair (you can find a list of department chairs as a viewable PDF). Your faculty advisor can also be a good sounding board for figuring out how to handle the situation.
- If you are unsure about where to turn or whether there is a process to address it, you can complete a BART report (BART stands for Bias Assessment and Response Team). BART reports are received by the Dean of Equity and Inclusion, who will refer your concern to a member of the team who can assist you (for example, to the Associate Dean for CAS). You can also speak directly with staff in the Office of Equity and Inclusion.
- Complaints regarding sexual harassment should be made under the procedures described in the College’s Sexual Misconduct Resources and Support Policy.