Complaints


Holy Apostles College & Seminary is dedicated to the fair and respectful treatment of all students. If believe you have been denied equal access in the form of appropriate accommodations, modifications, auxiliary aids, or effective communication or suffered discrimination please see below for information on submitting a complaint.

How to submit a formal complaint with Holy Apostles College & Seminary?

Holy Apostles has a process for responding to complaints raised by students in areas related to the accrediting standards of the Commission. The Academic Grievance process is available in the catalog and on the website at http://www.holyapostles.edu/degree-programs/academic-grievance/ All formal grievances are filed with the appropriate academic dean and maintained in the office of the Chief Academic Officer. All non-academic formal grievances are filed with the President-Rector and maintained in his office. A record of all formal complaints and their resolutions raised by students will be provided in the Document Room in a folder entitled, “Formal Complaints.”

How do I contact the state board of education in the state in which I currently reside in order to register a complaint against Holy Apostles should the need ever arise?

Holy Apostles College & Seminary is currently completing a two-year effort to ensure that the college is authorized to operate in every state in which its students reside. Should you exhaust the grievance procedures at the college itself in your pursuit of a redress against the institution, you are invited to submit your complaints directly to the Office of Higher Education within the state in which you reside. Please visit WCET’s page at http://wcet.wiche.edu/advance/state-approval-complaint to find the information for the state in which you reside.

Reporting Sexual Misconduct or Harassment

All Seminary personnel (i.e., administrators, employees, students, or volunteers) are mandated reporters of sexual misconduct or harassment if he or she witnesses the incident or is a told of the incident by the victim.

Procedures for Victims or Third Parties Reporting an Allegation

To report an allegation of criminal or illegal sexual misconduct toward an adult at Holy Apostles College and Seminary, call the Cromwell Police Department at 1-860-635-2256, Dr. Dawn Eden Goldstein, Title IX Coordinator, at dedengoldstein@holyapostles.edu, or 860-632-3007 and the Diocese of Norwich Office of Internal Affairs at 1-800-624-7407 or 1-860-889-4455.

To report an allegation of sexual misconduct toward a minor under the age of 18 at Holy Apostles College and Seminary, call the DCF Hotline at 1-800-842-2288, Dr. Dawn Eden Goldstein, Title IX Coordinator, at dedengoldstein@holyapostles.edu, or 860-632-3007 and the Diocese of Norwich Office of Internal Affairs at 1-800-624-7407 or 1-860-889-4455.

To report an allegation of sexual misconduct that is not illegal, call Dr. Dawn Eden Goldstein, Title IX Coordinator, at dedengoldstein@holyapostles.edu, or 860-632-3007 and the Diocese of Norwich Office of Internal Affairs at 1-800-624-7407 or 1-860-889-4455.

  • The reporter should also put the complaint in writing outlining the alleged offense, including as much detail as possible and naming those who might corroborate the incident.
  • The person making the complaint does not have to confront the alleged offender but will understand that his/her name and the nature of the complaint will be revealed to the alleged offender in the course of due process.
  • At any time in the process, the complainant or the alleged offender has the right to appeal to the civil authorities.

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