Student Complaint

Western Michigan University is committed to a policy of fair treatment of its students in their relationships with fellow students, faculty, staff and administrators. Please refer to the Policy on Student Complaints found at

Students are encouraged to seek an informal resolution of the matter directly with the other party when possible. For matters where a resolution is not reached and you believe a policy has not been followed within Business and Finance, please complete this form. It is important to complete all fields so your compliant may be directed to the appropriate Business and Finance staff member.

This form should be used if you believe a policy has not been followed by the following offices:  Accounts Receivable, Payroll, Accounting, Human Resources, Purchasing, Facilities Management, payables processing, contract review, tax related issues, or any other office within Business and Finance.

Complaints may be submitted anonymously; however, unless you include your contact information, we will be unable to investigate your complaint or respond back to you regarding the subject matter.

Complaint procedure

Step 1

As indicated above, the student should attempt to resolve the complaint by directly contacting the individual(s) involved, when possible. If the issue is not resolved, the student should contact the supervisor of the Business and Finance unit out of which the issue has arisen.

Step 2

If the student receives no response or an unsatisfactory response from the department and/or supervisor, the student may then complete the Student Complaint Form, which is available on-line, and submit the completed form to the Office of the Vice President for Business and Finance.

Step 3

The student who submitted the complaint will receive an acknowledgment of receipt from Business and Finance.

Step 4

A response will be provided to the student and the complaint closed.

Step 5

Business and Finance will maintain documentation of the resolution and include it in the annual report on student complaints.

Complaint form

Contact information
WMU identification number
Please describe your complaint in detail. Include the names of persons, locations and dates involved.
Please state who you contacted and what transpired.

Retaliation against a student for making a complaint is absolutely prohibited, and will be considered a serious violation of professional responsibility.