Student Grievance Procedure

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Student Grievance Procedure

Sentara College works to find positive outcomes for all student concerns. Students should first seek informal resolution of any concern or issue through internal avenues of complaint resolution outlined in the institution formal complaint or grievance procedure before going outside the College. If, after exhausting the institution’s internal grievance procedures, the institution has not responded to the student’s satisfaction or a satisfactory remedy has not been found, a student may file a formal complaint (cannot be about grades or student conduct violations) with the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV).

State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV)       

101 N. 14th St.                       

James Monroe Building - 9th floor          

Richmond, VA 23219



Sentara College of Health Sciences is accredited by Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). Complaints related to accreditation requirements may be submitted in writing using the ABHES complaint form, which can be obtained here.

Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES)

7777 Leesburg Pike, Suite 314 N. 
Falls Church, VA 22043

Nursing Programs

Student in the nursing programs may file a complaint to:
The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

655 K Street, NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001

Cardiovascular and Surgical Technology Programs

If you are a student currently enrolled in a program or you are a former student, potential student, faculty, or any other interested party and you have a concern about a Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs (CAAHEP) accredited program, please read the CAAHEP Complaint Policy. If, after reading the policy, you wish to file a complaint please use this link.


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