Share Feedback: Concerns, Complaints, or Kudos
Columbus State is dedicated to hearing your feedback and resolving concerns in a fair and timely manner.
The forms below can be completed by students, employees or community members to file a report on their own behalf, or by anyone wishing to file a report on behalf of an impacted party.
Please note that submissions using these forms are not reviewed outside of normal business hours, Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. If there is immediate risk to health or safety, contact the Columbus State Police Department at 614-287-2525 or dial 911.
To report a concern, complaint, or compliment, please select the category that best fits the nature of your concern or complaint and follow the instructions.
Discrimination, Sexual Harassment (Title IX) and/or Retaliation
to report information about an alleged incident of discrimination, harrassment, and/or retaliation based on a protected class
Please use the link to the form below if you have information related to an alleged incident(s) of discrimination based on a protected class, sexual harassment (including sexual assault, relationship violence and stalking), and/or retaliation for making a report or participating in an investigation of the same.
Under College Policy, protected classes are sex, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information (GINA), military status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, status as a parent of a young child or a foster parent and gender identity and expression.
A member of the Office of Equity and Compliance will respond to your concern within two business days. For more information, please visit the Equity & Compliance department page.
for faculty/staff to report alleged violations of academic integrity
Please use this form to report an alleged violation(s) of academic integrity as defined by The Student Code of Conduct, predominantly Cheating and Plagiarism. To report non-academic violations of the Columbus State Student Code of Conduct, please complete the Incident Report form.
to report non-academic behavioral concerns to the Office of Student Conduct, concerning behavior or requests for support to the Behavioral Intervention Team, or a hazing incident to the Columbus State Police Department.
This is a multi-purpose form that can be used to report:
- Non-academic behavioral concerns with the Office of Student Conduct (including, but not limited to, disruption of classroom or College activities)
- Concerning behaviors or requests for support with the Behavioral Intervention Team
- Incidents of hazing with the Columbus State Police Department
Please Note: matters for the Columbus State Police Department that are not related to hazing should be reported directly to their office by calling 614-287-2525 or 911 for emergencies.
After a form has been submitted, the reporting party will be contacted, when possible, to discuss next steps which could include formal outreach and/or formal charges under the Student Code of Conduct. (If you have questions about the Student Conduct process prior to filing a concern, please contact the Office of Student Conduct at 614-287-2104.)
Hospitalized Student Report
to support students facing medical/mental health hospitalization
Please use this form if a student is impacted by a medical or mental health hospitalization that affects their successful progress at Columbus State. This form can be completed by students on their own behalf, or by a faculty or staff member who has been notified of a student hospitalization.
Please note: Completing this form will allow staff to reach out to the student to discuss academic and financial aid implications to help students make informed decisions about progressing in their courses, withdrawing, taking an incomplete, etc. This information will also be used to connect students with appropriate resources at Columbus State, such as Counseling Services, Accessibility & Testing, etc.
to support a survivor (student or employee of Columbus State) who has experienced crime and/or trauma, regardless of time or place of occurrence
Please use this form to request outreach from Victim Advocates, including emotional support, campus and community resources, education, and survivor-specific assistance to individuals who have experienced crime and/or trauma, including gender-based violence.
Support for witnesses/survivors of vicarious/secondary trauma is also available. If you are in immediate danger, DIAL 911. More information about services and resources is available at https://www.cscc.edu/services/victim-advocacy-services/.
COVID Support for Students
to report COVID-19 related symptoms for yourself or on behalf of a community member
Please use this form to report positive COVID-19 test results or COVID-related symptoms to receive College support including formal documentation for required absences from classes, explanation of College procedures, or access to resources.
Students are strongly recommended to conduct a Daily Health Check for Students: prior to coming to in-person instructional activity.
Please note: if you are experiencing symptoms or have recently tested positive for COVID-19, you should not attend in-person activities such as class, practicum, campus meetings, etc. You may also contact the Student Support Team at 614-287-2728 if you have additional questions.
Please complete the form below for assistance.
General College Concerns or Feedback
to make suggestions or submit a complaint that does not fit into the above categories
Please use this form to share general feedback or concerns about your experience at CSCC.
Complaints that cannot be resolved by working with the relevant office or department can be submitted using this form. Completing this form ensures that the official College complaint/concern process will be followed and that you will be notified of the outcome. While we can not guarantee a particular outcome, the information you provide gives the College the opportunity to improve our processes and procedures where appropriate.
If your concerns are about an academic course or instructor, please follow the steps below:
- The first step is to review your syllabus, which explains expectations and requirements of the course, and communicate your question(s) or concern(s) with your instructor
- If your issues are not resolved by communicating with your instructor, contact the lead instructor (If you are not sure who the lead instructor is, you can contact the office associate listed in the College directory for the department.)
- If you have completed the above steps and your issues have not been resolved, contact the chair of the department listed in the College directory.
- If you have completed all of the steps above and your situation is not resolved, your final step is to contact the dean over the division. If you are contacting a dean, it is best to send an email and provide a brief description of your situation with documentation that you have completed the above steps first.
Please refer to the college directory for contact information, You can search by either name or department.
Compliments and Kudos
for students or community members to recognize CSCC faculty, staff, or services
Students, Guests, and Visitors:
Columbus State Community College is committed to providing high quality, accessible, and affordable education within a student-centered environment. We hope that you, as a community member, student, staff, or faculty member, experience this commitment firsthand!
We welcome your compliments and positive feedback. Whether you received excellent customer service, have a compliment for an instructor, or enjoyed hosting your event on our campus, we want to hear what you love about CSCC!
*Current CSCC Employees: Please submit a Cougar Paw to recognize a colleague's great work!