Filing a complaint about the Physical Therapy Program

The faculty and staff of the Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy strive to demonstrate a high level of ethical values and professionalism in all its activities. In some cases, a situation may generate a complaint for which no formal grievance process exists. The complaint should be written, signed, include details about the complaint and documented evidence and mailed to:

Program Director, Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy
Brenau University
500 Washington Street SW
Gainesville, GA 30501

Policies regarding mistreatment

Brenau University Department of Physical Therapy is dedicated to fostering a safe and respectful learning environment for all students, and as such, it does not tolerate any intentional or unintentional mistreatment. Brenau University has several policies in place to protect students from mistreatment, The Brenau University Non-Discrimination Policy (Policy BT-100-06), Title VI & Title IX Compliance Policy (Policy SS-GP-200-15), Brenau University Harassment Policy (SS-GP-200-28), and The Brenau University Sexual Misconduct Policy (Policy SS-GP-200-37). If you feel that you have been mistreated, please contact Program Director Dr. Ross ( Mistreatment of students is defined by, but not limited to:

  • Public belittling or humiliation
  • Discrimination or harassment based on race, religion, ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation
  • Psychological abuse
  • Threat of, or actual physical harm
  • Being required to perform personal services
  • Sexual harassment, including being subjected to unwanted sexual advances, or asked to exchange sexual favors for grades or other rewards
  • Being subjected to sexist, racist, or ethnically offensive comments
  • Receiving lower evaluations or grades for factors other than academic achievement