All complaints must first be filed with Southwest Tech using the Southwest Tech Complaint Form. A copy of the submitted information will be sent to the email provided for your records. Be sure to hit the Submit button at the bottom of the page when you complete the form and are ready to submit it. This form will be reviewed and forwarded to the appropriate party for action.
Review by Wisconsin Technical College System
The Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) will only review complaints after students attempt to resolve the matter with Southwest Tech. WTCS will only review complaints at the state level in three categories as defined by the U.S. Department of Education:
- complaints that allege violations of Wisconsin consumer protection laws, including but not limited to false advertising
- complaints that allege violations of Wisconsin laws related to the licensure of post-secondary institutions
- complaints relating to the quality of education or other State or accreditation requirements
A student who reasonably believes that a violation has occurred in one or more of these categories may file a signed, written complaint at the state level on the official WTCS Student Complaint Form.
The handling of complaints, incidents, or grievances dealing with discrimination, harassment, or retaliation are also subject to review.
Southwest Wisconsin Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in employment, admissions or its programs or activities. Southwest Tech offers degrees, diplomas, apprenticeships and certificates in agribusiness, business, graphics, home economics, industrial, and health. Admissions criteria vary by program and are available by calling our Admissions Office at 608.822.2354. The following person has been designated to coordinate Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and to handle inquiries regarding the College's nondiscrimination policies: Equal Opportunity Officer, Southwest Wisconsin Technical College, 1800 Bronson Boulevard, Fennimore, WI, 53809. Call 608.822.2315 / 608.822.2072 (TTY).
View our Equal Opportunity Statement on the Publications page.