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Panther's Voice


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Final Course Grade

The evaluation of academic work is the responsibility of the faculty member. The method for assigning the final course grade is established by the faculty member.

Criteria for an appeal are:

An error in the calculation of the grade


The assignment of a grade was a substantial departure from the faculty member's previously printed standards in the course syllabus.

Where do I start?

Speak to or email your professor and share your concern. If you are not satisfied with the outcome use the appropriate form below to submit a formal complaint.

Final Course Grade Appeal Form:

For more information:

Option 1: Consult your course syllabus. This can be found by searching for your Professor by Last name and going to their webpage.

Option 2: Consult our grade appeal policy and procedure.

Option 3: Consult your Student Handbook.

sexual harassment

Pregnancy | Parenting | Harassment | Misconduct | Title IX

Students experiencing issues related to sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, pregnancy and/or parenting have access to services and support through the Title IX Coordinator.    Whether these issues result from inappropriate actions on the part of another student or a staff or faculty member, you have rights

Where do I start?

Complaints against another student?

Complaints against a staff or faculty member?

For more information:

Option 1: Visit the PBSC Title IX website. This can be found at: Panther's Voice & Title IX

Option 2: Consult with the Office of Civil Rights (OCR): How the Office for Civil Rights Handles Complaints

Option 3: Consult PBSC Board of Trustee policies

Option 4: Consult your Student Handbook:

security concerns

Palm Beach State College maintains security on all five campuses.

The department consists of 74 trained, non-sworn personnel who maintain security and administrative operations.

They respond to accidents and incidents on campus property to document the incident and provide resource information.

Palm Beach State works hard to maintain a culture of reporting, or a See Something/Say Something atmosphere on campus.

If you see something, what should you do?

  • is it a critical life safety issue, call 911.
  • if not please call your campus Security Office or

Ways to contact security

1. By Email

2. By Phone

Belle Glade: (561) 868-3600

Boca Raton: (561) 868-3600

Lake Worth: (561) 868-3600

Loxahatchee Groves: (561) 868-3600

Palm Beach Gardens: (561) 868-3600

3. Rave Guardian App

student complaint process

Palm Beach State College recognizes that sometimes a student feels unfairly treated or would like further clarification of a rule or policy.

We want to assist you with these concerns.


This complaint procedure applies to any complaint other than those listed below. 

  • Complaints related to discrimination or harassment of students based on disability, race, color, national origin, gender, pregnancy or any other protected status, see Policy 6Hx18-5.86.
  • Final Course Grade Appeal, see Student Handbook, Academic Policies.
  • Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy for Financial Aid Recipients
  • Student Records Amendment Appeal Process, contact the Registrar Office to arrange a hearing.
  • Refund/Late Withdraw Request, see Student Handbook, Financial Information section.
  • Appeal of the 100 Percent Payment of Full Cost of Instruction, see Student Handbook, Academic Policies.
  • Conduct Appeal, see Student Handbook, Formal Conduct Hearing section.

Where do I begin?

Contact the direct supervisor responsible for your area of concern from table below.

Supervisor Contact Information
Issue First Point of Contact
Academic/Instruction Faculty/Instructor; or Supervising Associate Dean
Admissions  Director of Admissions
Academic Advising Student Development Manager/Assistant Dean of Students
Academic Advising - BAS Academic & Student Services Manager for BAS Programs
Academic Freedom Faculty/Instructor; Supervising Associate Dean
ADA/504 Concerns Campus Center for Student Accessibility Manager
Athletics Athletic Director
Bookstore Campus Bookstore Manager
Cashier Cashier’s Office Supervisor
Class Availability Supervising Associate Dean
Discrimination/Harassment Among Students that is not Sexual Harassment 

Campus Dean/Assistant Dean of Students:

Discrimination/Harassment of Student by Employee  Human Resources Director and Equity Officer
Discrimination/Harassment of a Student by Faculty/Instructor other than Sexual Harassment Supervising Associate Dean 
eLearning eLearning Support
Financial Aid Campus Financial Aid Manager
Graduation Graduation Office
International Admissions International Admissions Director

Campus Library Director

New Student Orientation New Student Onboarding Manager
Parking Ticket Parking Ticket Appeal

Registration/Student Records

  • Florida Residency 
  • Limited Access Admissions 
  • Name Not on Class Roster 
  • Refund Requests 
  • Transcripts 
  • Other Registration/Records Concerns
Campus Registration Office:
Religious Observances Supervising Associate Dean 
Security Security Sergeant
Sexual Harassment of a Student by Faculty or Instructor Human Resources Director and Equity Officer
Title IX Coordinator
Sexual Harassment of a Student by a Student Title IX Coordinator
Student Activities Student Activities Office Manager
Student Learning Center Campus SLC Manager
Testing Test Center Manager
Veterans Veterans Certifying Official

If the appropriate contact is not immediately available, students should make an appointment with that contact rather than continuing to the next level.

If you are not satisfied with the response you receive please file a report.

Ombudsman website:

The College also has an Ombudsman available to serve as a student advocate to guide students in resolving conflicts and in processing appeals through established procedures.


For more information:

Student Handbook link

College Catalog:

Board Policy:

ADA/504 Concerns

Palm Beach State College is an equal access equal opportunity institution.

The College complies with all state and federal laws granting rights to applicants for employment or admission to the College, employees, and students.

The College prohibits unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or pregnancy status in any of its employment, or educational programs or activities.

Harassment of any kind, including sexual harassment, is prohibited.

If a student believes that he or she has been subjected to discrimination or harassment based on their disability, they may file a complaint online at the Pantherwatch webpage

For more Information

Center for Student Accessibility:

Student Handbook:

Department of Education/Office of Civil Rights:

panther care team (Pct)


Palm Beach State College provides a team and process for the purposes of assessment and intervention regarding students demonstrating behavior that is concerning, disruptive, abusive, threatening or violent. To be referred to as concerning behaviors for the purposes of this policy and procedure. Early identification of concerning behavior and intervention strategies supports the developmental approach used in all aspects of our student conduct process by helping students address negative behaviors to further their academic success.

Team members

The College behavioral intervention/threat assessment team is an interdisciplinary, collaborative team that develops individualized assessments and intervention plans for students demonstrating concerning, behaviors on any campus location. 

The core team includes representatives from each campus Dean of Student Services Office, Director of Student Wellbeing, Chief of Security and Risk Management, Title IX Coordinator, Direct of Student Life, Student Conduct Coordinator and two representatives from the faculty.  The committee is co-chaired by the Director of Student Life and the Title IX Coordinator.


Members of the team participate in training through NABITA, the National Association for Behavioral and Intervention and Threat Assessment.  The assessment tool used is the NABITA Risk Rubric.

Fostering a culture of reporting on campus is important to maintaining a safe and respectful leaning environment.  The intent is for behaviors of concern to be reported early so that intervention strategies can be up in place to support a student in need and keep them on track towards attaining their educational goals.




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