Southwest Tech is committed to maintaining a campus environment that enhances and supports student learning and achievement. In fulfilling this commitment, the college is responsive to student complaints. However, in most cases students should first attempt to resolve issues through discussion with instructors (when appropriate) and then the deans. There may also come a time when a student feels the need to address the issue at the next level.
File a complaint with Southwest Tech
First Step:Fill out the Southwest Tech Complaint Form
All complaints must first be filed with Southwest Tech using the Southwest Tech Complaint Form. A copy of the submitted information will be sent to the email provided for your records. Be sure to hit the Submit button at the bottom of the page when you complete the form and are ready to submit it. This form will be reviewed and forwarded to the appropriate party for action.
The Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) will only review complaints after students attempt to resolve the matter with Southwest Tech. WTCS will only review complaints at the state level in three categories as defined by the U.S. Department of Education:
- complaints that allege violations of Wisconsin consumer protection laws, including but not limited to false advertising
- complaints that allege violations of Wisconsin laws related to the licensure of post-secondary institutions
- complaints relating to the quality of education or other State or accreditation requirements
A student who reasonably believes that a violation has occurred in one or more of these categories may file a signed, written complaint at the state level on the official WTCS Student Complaint Form.
The handling of complaints, incidents, or grievances dealing with discrimination, harassment, or retaliation are also subject to review.
Southwest Tech does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. The Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Officer has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies. Call 800.362.3322, Ext. 2315 (TDD: 608-822-2072) or write Southwest Tech, 1800 Bronson Blvd., Fennimore, WI 53809.
View our Equal Opportunity Statement on the Publications page.