Policy for Complaints concerning Academic Matters
If a student would like to submit a formal complaint about any of Trinity’s academic programs, they are encouraged to submit it in writing to the Academic Dean, the Rev. Dr. Jack Gabig.
They may also elect to write to the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) in the United States and Canada. As stated in the ATS Procedures, Policies, and Bylaws (p. 29):
The Commission has an obligation to the various publics it serves to give responsible consideration to complaints that may be made against any accredited school. The Board of Commissioners maintains policies and procedures for reviewing and responding to complaints. The complaint must be filed in writing, together with substantial documentation, as appropriate for the circumstance. The Board of Commissioners will determine if the complaint has standing with reference to any membership criterion or Standards of Accreditation of the Commission. If the complaint has standing, the Board of Commissioners will conduct an investigation. The Board of Commissioners will communicate its conclusions and actions to the institution and the party raising the complaint. The Board of Commissioners assumes no responsibility for or obligation to adjudicate individual grievances.
All letters to the Commission should be addressed to:
The Association of Theological Schools
in the United States and Canada
The Commission on Accrediting
10 Summit Park Drive
Pittsburgh PA 15275-1110