The administration, faculty and staff of Alaska Bible College take a special interest in student concerns. We are here to serve you. Conflict is a part of community life…even in Christian communities. It is important that we deal with it appropriately. We encourage students to confront in love those with whom they are directly involved in a conflict. Matthew 5:23- 24, and 18:15-17 give valuable guidelines to follow in confronting an offense.
Any assault, either physical or sexual, must be reported immediately to the Vice President of Student Development. In the event of other grievances, students should adhere to the following:
- The student must first speak to the offender with the intention of reconciliation.
- If the persons involved cannot be reconciled, the student must take an RA, CMT mentor, staff or faculty member with them to confront the offender again with the intention of reconciliation.
- Following the second meeting, regardless of the outcome, the situation must be reported to the Vice President of Student Development.
- If reconciliation is not achieved through the second conversation, the Vice President of Student Development will engage the grievance process.
If a concern, whether disciplinary or otherwise, is not adequately resolved it may be formally appealed in writing as follows: first to the Vice President for Student Development, then to the Student Affairs Committee, and finally to the President of the College. If these avenues of appeal fail, grievances may be taken to the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education (ACPE).
ACPE processes complaints alleging violations of state institutional authorization law relative to postsecondary institutions or programs in Alaska. The complaint investigation process is described in AS 14.48.130 and 20 AAC 17.130-145. A student is encouraged to pursue the complaint/grievance process at their institution prior to contacting ACPE. To request a complaint form please send an email to: EED.ACPE-IA@alaska.gov.
For questions or assistance relative to complaints please contact:
Program Coordinator for Institutional Authorization
Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education
PO Box 110505
Juneau, AK 99811-0505