General Student Complaint
A student with a complaint that is NOT about a course/class, faculty member, discrimination type, sexual harassment or sexual misconduct, may submit the General Student Complaint through Maxient Online Reporting Form. Your complaint will be forwarded to the appropriate Department Head and/or AVP based on the nature of the complaint.
Student Misconduct Complaint
Student Code of Conduct Manual
The Office of Student Conduct at Florence-Darlington Technical College is a resource for students, faculty, and staff to uphold College standards, educate the campus on the importance of social responsibility, and partner with campus security. The Student Code of Conduct was designed for Colleges and Universities to reflect our campus values of Integrity, Community, Respect, and Responsibility. The college expects all students to share these values and hold each other accountable for maintaining a place of learning and growth free from disruption, discrimination, and disrespect. Florence-Darlington Technical College implements and follows the South Carolina Board for Technical and Comprehensive Education policy (SBTCE Policy 3-2-106) and procedures for addressing written student complaints.
Any individual may report an alleged violation of the Student Code of Conduct, and the Office of Student Conduct will conduct a follow-up investigation. Faculty, Students and Staff members are encouraged to use the Maxient Online Incident Reporting Form.
A student with a complaint about alleged discrimination on the basis of age, gender, race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, marital status, veteran status, disability or pregnancy, submit all complaints through Maxient Online reporting form. All complaints will be routed to the AVP for Enrollment and Student Services, please allow 24 to 48 hours for a response.
Anonymous reporting of incidents is allowed but discouraged, because it limits the ability of the office to gather further information and adequately address the issue. Every effort will be made to protect confidentiality of witnesses, where possible, particularly where a safety concern exists. Individuals who may be involved in incidents of misconduct are encouraged to report that behavior.
Academic Misconduct Complaint
Academic integrity is the central concept to academic success. FDTC does not tolerate academic misconduct in any form, and the Student Code of Conduct process is used to educate students who violate this policy. Academic misconduct comes in two major forms: intentional and unintentional. Unintentional misconduct may occur due to a lack of familiarity with citation rules, misunderstanding course requirements or assignment instructions, or lack of preparation. It is important to note that any form of academic misconduct, whether intentional or unintentional, is a violation of the Student Code of Conduct. Academic integrity violations may impact future academic opportunities, including transfer to other higher education institutions, entrance to programs, leadership opportunities, etc, particularly if a pattern of misconduct is found.
A student with a concern about a grade, the availability of textbooks, course content, the classroom environment or instructor should follow the Academic Complaint process located online at https://www.fdtc.edu/academics/registrar/complaint-resolution-chart.doc: Submit all Academic Complaints in Maxient Online Reporting Form. The academic complaint will be forwarded to the appropriate Department Head and/or Academic AVP.
Contact Persons Below additional concerns:
- Dr. Marc David
- Vice President of Academic Affairs - Email: Marc.David@fdtc.edu
- Public Services and Allied Health - Email: Marc.David@fdtc.edu
- Dr. Dan Averette
- Associate Vice President for Math and Technical Education -Email: Dan.Averette@fdtc.edu
- Ms. Genell Gause
- AVP of Enrollment Management & Student Services/Student Conduct Officer - Genell.Gause@fdtc.edu
- ADA Student Disablilty Services- Complaints
- Ms. Rhonda Tuten, Student Disability Specialist, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org