sTUDENT GRIEVANCE POLICY & PROCEDURE

One of the most important and often neglected components of community life is that of conflict resolution. Conflict is inevitable within any human community. What matters is how we work through opposing perspectives in a gracious and loving manner. The Student Grievance and Complaint Policy at ABC outlines our own biblical and practical approach to conflict resolution.

ABC’s Grievance Policy provides the structure for students, instructors, faculty/staff, and volunteers to exercise the right of grievance between and amongst other members of the ABC community. The structure may also be applied to appeal administrative policy of ABC. 

A copy of ABC’s Grievance Policy is available in the Community Life Guide, which students receive when they begin their studies at ABC, as well as at the beginning of each new academic year. Students may also visit the Student Development Dean, the main office, or the Library to access this student handbook.

The grievance process can be summarized is as follows:

Go directly to the person with whom you have conflict
Seek friendly intervention or mediation
Request decision by an appointed group or arbitration

Our desire is that the majority of grievances will be resolved by prayerfully living out step one.

Harassment policy

ABC is committed to fostering a harassment-free environment. 

A copy of ABC’s Harassment Policy in the Community Life Guide, which students receive when they begin their studies at ABC, as well as at the beginning of each new academic year. Students may also visit the Student Development Dean, the main office, or the Library to access this student handbook.

Non-Discrimination Policy

It is the policy of Alberta Bible College in the admission of students and of the hiring of employees not to discriminate on the basis of the applicant’s race, colour, gender, or national or ethnic origin.

Student Accommodation Policy

Guided by the Alberta Human Rights Act and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, ABC seeks to create a supportive learning environment where all students with their unique needs, abilities, and cultures are equipped for effective service and witness for Christ. 

Some ABC students may require academic accommodations to complete their programs. Ideally, incoming students should submit a Student Request for Accommodation to the student development department ([email protected]) prior to beginning their studies at ABC. Students may request accommodations at any point of their education. However, more significant requests may require more time for ABC to provide a reasonable accommodation.

A copy of ABC’s Policy on Student Accommodation and the Student Request for Accommodation form is available in the Community Life Guide, which students receive when they begin their studies at ABC, as well as at the beginning of each new academic year. Students may also visit the Student Development Dean, the main office, or the Library to access this student handbook.