Student Complaint Information
Students should attempt to resolve any issues or complaints directly with SUNY ESF.
In the event grievance procedures have been followed and all avenues of appeals exhausted and documented, and the issue remains unresolved, it is the right of a New York State resident to file a complaint with the New York State Education Department's Office of College and University Evaluation, as per: http://www.highered.nysed.gov/ocue/spr/COMPLAINTFORMINFO.html
SUNY-ESF is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. (267-284-5000) The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. In the event grievance procedures at the college have been followed and all avenues of appeals exhausted and documented, and the issue remains unresolved, students also may file a complaint with SUNY ESF’s accrediting agency. Information and procedures can be found in the last section of the MSCHE Polices, Guidelines, and Procedures webpage http://www.msche.org/?Nav1=POLICIES&Nav2=INDEX
Students residing outside of New York State may file a complaint in their state of residence. Please see the list for information on who to contact to file a complaint in your state of residence available here.