Higher Education Policy on Student Concerns About Athletic Programs and Activities

Maryland state law requires institutions of higher education that sponsor an athletic program or administer athletic activities to implement a written policy for receiving and addressing student concerns about the institution’s athletic programs and activities.  Students may share their concerns online as follows:

Vice President of Human Resources
Office of Human Resources
Stevenson University
1525 Greenspring Valley Road
Stevenson, MD 21153

This complaint process will be treated confidentially to the greatest extent possible with a promise to promptly investigate and provide an informed responsive action.

Concerns that may be reported under this policy include, but are not limited to, the following: 

  • Unsafe coaching or playing environment in the athletics department and/or athletic activities, including team practices;
  • Improper treatment of injuries;
  • Bullying and/or hazing activity by coaching staff and/or students;
  • Discrimination and/or harassment;
  • Violations of other college policies during the course of athletic activities, including, but not limited to the College’s Policy on Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs;
  • Inadequate or improperly maintained equipment;
  • Unsafe transportation.

Complaints related to sexual misconduct within the scope of athletic programs should instead be reported in accordance with Policy 2.3, Sexual Misconduct Policy.

Stevenson University considers retaliation against the complainant or others involved in the process to be as serious as an act of misconduct. Retaliation of any kind against any person, who in good faith reports misconduct, assists another in making a complaint, participates in an investigation, or provides information in connection with a complaint or investigation, is prohibited. Any person who believes that he/she has been the victim of retaliation, or is aware of someone else who is the victim of retaliation, is encouraged to report this immediately to one of the following: Title IX Coordinator (443-334-2176), Stevenson’s Security Office (443-352-4500), or the Vice President, Student Affairs (443-352-4307).