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Complaint Process (Filing a complaint against the college for not following policy and procedures)

Students should review the Student Rights and Responsibilities policy for guidance on community standards. Students may also review all LBCC Board Policies and Administrative Rules to help understanding LBCC rules and expectations.

If a student believes that someone has violated a right or an LBCC policy or rule, the student should first seek to resolve the situation through mutual conversation in a safe location and manner. If resolution cannot be safely attempted or is unsuccessful, a student should report violations of policies, rules, rights and responsibilities through the LBCC Complaint process. All complaints will be appropriately investigated and addressed.

To file a complaint:  When you file a complaint, you will be asked to identify if you are filing a complaint against a student, an individual employee or against LBCC/the College itself for violating a rule or right.

Once you have exhausted all of the college's steps in their grievance process, please contact Higher Education Coordinating Commission, at 503-947-2430 to discuss other options.  For more information, see HECC.

If the complaint is regarding alleged illegal discrimination, a grievant may, after exhausting grievance procedures at the Community College level, or 90 days if no final decision has been made by the Community College, appeal in writing to the Director of the Higher Education Coordinating Commission office of Community Colleges and Workforce Development. See above HECC link for more information. See also OAR 715-011-0005.

Linn-Benton Community College is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). Information regarding their complaint process can be found on the NWCCU website.

If you reside outside of Oregon, you can file a complaint with the appropriate agency in your state. Linn-Benton Community College is required to provide prospective and current students with contact information for filing complaints with the appropriate agency in the state where the student resides.

List of State Agencies



Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education
PO Box 110505
Juneau, AK 99811-0505


Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education
1400 W. Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ 85007


Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board
114 East Capitol Ave.
Little Rock, AR 72201


California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education
P.O. Box 980818
West Sacramento, CA 95798-0818


Department of Higher Education
1560 Broadway
Suite 1600
Denver, CO 80202


The Connecticut Office of Higher Education
61 Woodland St.
Hartford, CT 06105-2326


Delaware Department of Education
John G. Townsend Building
401 Federal Street
Dover, Delaware 19901

District of Columbia

DC Education Licensure Commission
810 First Street NE 2nd Floor
Washington, DC 20002


Commission for Independent Education
325 W. Gaines Street, Suite 1414
Tallahassee, FL. 32399-0400


Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission
2082 E. Exchange Place, Suite 220
Tucker, GA 30084-5334


Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs
120 Pauahi Street, Suite 212
New Kaiko’o Building
Hilo, Hawaii 96720



State Coordinator for Private Colleges & Proprietary Schools
Idaho State Board of Education
650 W. State St
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0037


Illinois Board of Higher Education
431 East Adams Street, 2nd Floor
Springfield, IL 62701


Indiana Commission for Higher Education
101 West Ohio Street, Suite 550
Indianapolis, IN 46204-1984


Iowa College Student Aid Commission           
603 E. 12th Street FL 5th
Des Moines, IA 50319


Kansas Board of Regents
1000 SW Jackson, Suite 520
Topeka, KS 66612-1368


Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education
1024 Capital Center Drive, Suite 320
Frankfort, KY, 40601


The Louisiana State Attorney General
Consumer Protection Section
P.O. Box 94005
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9005


Maine Department of Education
Office of Higher Education
23 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0023


Consumer Protection Division
Office of the Attorney General
200 Saint Paul Place
Baltimore, MD 21202


Massachusetts Department of Higher Education
One Ashburton Place, Room 1401
Boston, MA 02108


Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs 
Bureau of Commercial Services, Licensing Division
Proprietary School Unit
PO Box 30714
Lansing, MI 48909


Minnesota Office of Higher Education
1450 Energy Park Drive, Suite 350
St. Paul, MN, 55108-5227


Mississippi Commission on College Accreditation
3825 Ridgewood Road
Jackson, MS 39211


Missouri Department of Higher Education
205 Jefferson St.
Jefferson City, MO 65101


Montana Office of Consumer Protection
2215 11th Avenue
P.O. Box 200151
Helena, MT 59620-0151


Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education
140 N. 8th Street, Suite 300
Lincoln, NE 68508


Nevada Commission on Postsecondary Education 
3663 East Sunset Road, Suite 202
Las Vegas, Nevada 89120

New Hampshire

New Hampshire Department of Education
Department of Higher Education
101 Pleasant ST
Concord, NH 03301-3494

New Jersey

State of New Jersey Higher Education
20 West State Street, 4th Floor
P.O. Box 542
Trenton, NJ 08625-0542

New Mexico

New Mexico Higher Education Department
2408 Galisteo St.
Santa Fe, NM 87505-2100

New York

University of the State of New York
New York State Education Department
89 Washington Av
Albany, NY 12234

North Carolina

Post-Secondary Education Complaints Office
Director of Licensure and Workforce Studies
University of North Carolina, General Administration
910 Raleigh Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

North Dakota

Office of Attorney General
Gateway Professional Center
1050 East Interstate Av, Suite 200
Bismarck, ND 58503



The Ohio Board of Regents
30 East Broad St 36th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215


Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education
Academic Affairs Office
655 Research Parkway, Suite 200
Oklahoma City, OK 73104


Office of Degree Authorization
Oregon Student Access Commission
1500 Valley River Drive, Suite 100
Eugene, OR 97401


Pennsylvania Department of Education
Postsecondary and Adult Education
333 Market St, 12th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333

Rhode Island

Commissioner of Higher Education
RI Office of Higher Education
80 Washington Street, Suite 524
Providence, RI 02903

South Carolina

South Carolina Commission on Higher Education
Nonpublic Postsecondary Institution Licensing
1122 Lady Street, Suite 300
Columbia, SC 29201

South Dakota

South Dakota Attorney General’s Office
1302 E Hwy 14, Suite 1
Pierre, SD 57501-8501


Tennessee Higher Education Commission
Investigations Officer
404 James Robertson Parkway, Suite 1900
Nashville, TN 37243


Texas Workforce Commission
101 E. 15th St. Room 226T
Austin, TX 78778-0001


Utah Division of Consumer Protection
160 East 300 South
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111


Vermont Department of Education
120 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05620-2501


State Council of Higher Education for Virginia 
101 N. 14th Street, 9th Floor
James Monroe Building
Richmond, VA 23219


Washington Student Achievement Council
P.O. Box 43430
Olympia, WA 98504-3430

West Virginia

West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission
1018 Kanawha Blvd., E. Suite 700
Charleston, WV 25301


Educational Approval Program
30 W. Mifflin Street, 9th Floor
Madison, WI 53703


Wyoming Department of Education
2300 Capitol Avenue
Hathaway Building, 2nd Floor
Cheyenne, WY 82002-0050