6.3.9 Election and Waiver

Once an individual has elected to pursue a complaint in one of the University’s grievance procedures, the Grievant waives any right to rehearing those specific issues in any future University grievance process.  Similarly, a Grievant cannot re-submit an issue in a Grievance where that specific issue has previously been addressed in a court of law or other government body whose authority the University is subjected.  If the complaint includes issues already resolved or adjudicated, those issues will not be revisited in another grievance or hearing.  Individuals are strongly encouraged to exhaust this process prior to seeking relief externally.