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Since 1952 Adler University has continued the pioneering community psychology work of Alfred Adler, graduating socially responsible practitioners from multiple disciplines and fields who are educated to be effective personal and social change agents in the pursuit of justice.

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Student Complaint Resolution

Student Complaint Resolution Process

Adler University designates certain administrative offices as responsible for receiving, investigating, and resolving student complaints. Depending upon the nature of the complaint, there are specific policies and procedures, as detailed below. This policy applies to all Adler University students regardless of department, campus, status, or location. No retaliation shall be taken against a student who articulates a complaint.

Students who wish to submit a complaint can do so by completing and submitting the Adler Complaint Form and following the complaint submission steps listed below.

To request an alternate format, contact Disability Services, [email protected].

In addition to utilizing Adler’s complaint-resolution form, students can file complaints with IBHE at the Illinois Board of Higher Education – Complaint System.

Please see below for Adler University’s student complaint policies instructions on how to submit student complaints.

General Student Complaint and/or Appeal Policy

Most concerns can be resolved informally by speaking directly with the individual; this approach is encouraged. If the issue is not resolved, students who have a complaint against a faculty or staff member or administrator are expected to pursue the General Student Complaint and Appeal policy and procedure. Students who are appealing decisions regarding academic status, disciplinary action, or dismissal are expected to pursue the General Student Complaint and Appeal policy and procedure.

How to submit complaint: Complete the Student Complaint Form and submit it to [email protected]

Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy 

No person shall be the object of discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, creed, ancestry, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, body size and shape, national origin, political belief, age, marital status, family relationship status, parental status, physical or mental disability, status as a victim of domestic violence, arrest record, pregnancy, childbirth (including but not limited to conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth), genetic information, citizenship status, military or veteran status (including unfavorable military discharge), conviction of criminal offence that is unrelated to the employment or the intended employment of that person, or any other status protected by local or federal law in employment or educational settings. For more information on the policy, please click here. All other policies can be found here.

How to submit complaint: Complete the Student Complaint Form and submit it to [email protected]

Title IX Sexual Harassment Policy (Chicago and Online)

Prohibits Title IX Sexual Harassment that occurs within education programs or activities. Sexual Harassment includes Quid Pro Quo Sexual Harassment, Hostile Environment Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking. Any person may report Sexual Harassment to the Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Coordinator. In-person reports must be made during normal business hours, but reports can be made by regular mail, telephone, or electronic mail at any time, including outside of normal business hours. For more information on the policy, please click here.

How to submit complaint: Reports may be made by complainants, third parties, witnesses or bystanders and may be made in person, by regular mail, telephone (Julie Proscia at 312.662.4304 or Ben Lyon at 312.662.4103), email ([email protected]), or by any other means that results in the Title IX Coordinator receiving the person’s verbal or written report. Individuals, including third parties and bystanders, can submit a report of Sexual Harassment electronically by completing the form.

Sexual Misconduct Policy (Vancouver)

“Sexual misconduct” includes sexual harassment, sexual assault, and sexual exploitation; is a form of sex discrimination; and is prohibited. “Interpersonal violence” includes domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking, and it is also prohibited. In-person reports must be made during normal business hours, but reports can be made by regular mail, telephone, or electronic mail at any time, including outside of normal business hours. For more information on the policy, please click here.

How to submit complaint: Reports may be made by complainants, third parties, witnesses or bystanders and may be made in person, by regular mail, telephone (Julie Proscia at 312.662.4304, Suzanne Milner at 236.521.2433, or Ben Lyon at 312.662.4103), by email ([email protected]), or by any other means that results in the Title IX Coordinator receiving the person’s verbal or written report. Individuals, including third parties and bystanders, can submit a report of Sexual Harassment electronically by completing the form

Grade Appeals Policy

Specific criteria, as specified in the handbook, is required to form the basis of a grade appeal. See the Student Handbook for the complete policy.

How to submit complaint: Any student may request a grade appeal by contacting their instructor directly.

Student Development Committee (SDC) Appeals Policy

Students have the right to appeal decisions made by their program SDC. See the Student Handbook for the complete policy.

How to submit complaint: Students must submit a written appeal stating the grounds for the appeal with supporting documentation directly to the program chair or director of their academic program.

University Information and Governance
Academic and Professional Outcomes
Student and Campus Services
Student Financial Assistance
CARES Act Reporting

Emergency Relief Funding

Adler University’s COVID-19 Student Support Scholarship has provided grants totaling nearly $1 million to support students experiencing financial hardships during the COVID-19 pandemic.

To date, we have made 962 awards to students at all three campuses totaling $974,416 in three rounds of funding, in a combination of U.S. and Canadian dollars. The most recent round of awards was made on March 11.

The student relief awards were made possible by gifts from our philanthropic community, secured by the Office for Institutional Advancement, and U.S. federal government funding. We also dedicated additional institutional funds to increase the total number of awards available to students.

The COVID-19 Student Support Scholarship aims to help students struggling with expenses such as food, housing, course materials, and health care during the pandemic.

During each round of funding, we awarded grants to eligible applicants with the greatest level of demonstrated need. Most students received grants in the amount of $1,000 or $2,000. Adler University is committed to supporting our students who are experiencing financial hardships during the pandemic. We continue to identify and pursue additional funding opportunities to support students.

Quarterly Reports

Website Terms and Conditions

Website Terms and Conditions – Adler University

In using this website, you agree to the following terms and conditions:
The following terminology applies to these Terms and Conditions: “You” and “your” refer to you, the person accessing this website and accepting these terms and conditions. “The University”, “we”, and “us” refer to Adler University. “Party” and “parties” refer to both you and the University. Any use of the above terminology or other words in the singular, plural, capitalization and/or he/she or they, are taken as interchangeable and therefore as referring to same.

Privacy Statement

Privacy Statement

We are committed to protecting your privacy. Our authorized employees within the University, on a need-to-know basis, only use any information collected from individual customers. We constantly review our systems and data to ensure the best possible service to our customers.



We will not sell, share, or rent your personal information to any third party or use your e-mail address for unsolicited mail. Any emails sent by Adler University will be only in connection with the provision of agreed services and products.

Exclusions and Limitations

Exclusions and Limitations

The information on this web site is provided on an “as is” basis. To the fullest extent permitted by law, we: exclude all representations and warranties relating to this website and its contents or which is or may be provided by any affiliates or any other third party, including in relation to any inaccuracies or omissions in this website and/or the University’s literature; and exclude all liability for damages arising out of or in connection with your use of this website.

This includes, without limitation, direct loss, loss of business or profits (whether or not the loss of such profits was foreseeable, arose in the normal course of things or you have advised this university of the possibility of such potential loss), damage caused to your computer, computer software, systems and programs and the data thereon or any other direct or indirect, consequential and incidental damages.

The above exclusions and limitations apply only to the extent permitted by law. None of your statutory rights as a consumer are affected.



Like most interactive web sites our website and/or Internet Service Provider uses cookies to enable us to retrieve user details for each visit. Cookies are used in some areas of our site to enable the functionality of this area and ease of use for those people visiting. Some of our affiliate partners may also use cookies.


Links to This Website

You may not create a link to any page of this website without the University’s prior written consent. If you create a link to a page of this website, you do so at your own risk and the exclusions and limitations set out above will apply to your use of this website by linking to it.

Links from This Website

We do not monitor or review the content of other parties’ websites which are linked to from this website. Opinions expressed or material appearing on such websites are not necessarily shared or endorsed by us, and we should not be regarded as the publisher of such opinions or material. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices, or content, of these sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site, and to read the privacy statements of these sites.

You should evaluate the security and trustworthiness of any other site connected to this site or accessed through this site yourself, before disclosing any personal information to them. We will not accept any responsibility for any loss or damage in whatever manner, howsoever caused, resulting from your disclosure to third parties of personal information.

Copyright Notice

Copyright Notice

Copyright and other relevant intellectual property rights exist on all text relating to our services and the full content of this website. Our logo is a registered trademark. The brand names and specific services featured on this web site are trademarked.


If you have question pertaining to the use of Adler’s web properties, please email [email protected]. For a faculty and staff directory, please click here:


Failure of either party to insist upon strict performance of any provision of this or any agreement, or the failure of either party to exercise any right or remedy to which it, he or they are entitled shall not constitute a waiver and shall not cause a diminution of the obligations under this or any agreement.

No waiver of any of the provisions of this or any agreement shall be effective unless it is expressly stated and signed by both parties.



The laws of Illinois govern these terms and conditions. By accessing this website, you consent to these terms and conditions and to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Illinois in all disputes arising out of such access.

If any of these terms are deemed invalid or unenforceable for any reason (including, but not limited to the exclusions and limitations set out above), then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be severed from these terms and the remaining terms will continue to apply. Our failure to enforce any of the provisions set out in these Terms and Conditions and any Agreement, or failure to exercise any option to terminate, shall not be construed as waiver of such provisions and shall not affect the validity of these Terms and Conditions or of any Agreement or any part thereof, or the right thereafter to enforce each and every provision.

Notification of Changes

We reserve the right to change these conditions from time to time as we see fit. Your continued use of the site will signify your acceptance of any adjustment to these terms. You are therefore advised to re-read this statement on a regular basis.

These terms and conditions form part of the agreement between us. Your accessing of this website indicates your understanding, agreement to and acceptance, of the Terms and Conditions contained herein. Your statutory Consumer Rights are unaffected.

Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Adler University respects your privacy. External users who are not on the University network or using University computers may visit official Adler University web sites without revealing any personal information. Should you choose to provide us with any personal information, it will be used only by Adler University to conduct official University business. Personal information obtained through the University’s web sites will not be disseminated to any unaffiliated third party, except as required by law.

Information Gathering (“Cookies”)

Information Gathering (“Cookies”)

We use IP addresses (the Internet address of your computer) to help diagnose problems with our servers and to administer our web site. For example, we employ statistical software to identify that parts of our web site are most heavily used and which portion of our audience comes from within the Adler University network. However, we do not link IP addresses to any identifiable individual.

Like many other web sites, portions of Adler University’s web site may use messages given by web browsers to web servers, commonly known as “cookies”, which can be used to provide you with tailored information from a web site. A cookie is an element of data that a web site can send to your browser, which may then be stored on your computer system. This element of data is a piece of text, not a program.

The site can only access the information from a cookie sent by the web site. We cannot access other cookies sent by other web sites or the information contained therein. Additionally, we cannot learn your e-mail address or any other information about you through the use of a cookie. The only way the University would learn such information is if you specifically submit that information.

Overall, the use of cookies helps to give you a customized experience at the web site. Through the use of cookies, the University will know what’s working and what’s not. That information is then used to keep our web site fresh and relevant to you the user. Cookies also allow the personalization of any online services the university or its affiliates may provide to you.

You may decline to accept cookies sent by the web site by selecting an option on your browser to reject cookies. Other sites linked to the web site may also send cookies; however the university does not control such activities. If you decline a cookie, you may not be viewing the Website in a way in which it was designed to optimally be presented.



All official Adler University Web servers have appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures in place to safeguard and secure all information we collect online. Furthermore, we use encryption when collecting or transferring sensitive data such as credit card information.

Third Parties

Third-Party Hosting

The University may contract with one or more third parties to maintain and host its web site(s). Therefore, any information you submit, including personal information, may be placed and stored on a computer server maintained by this third party. Your use of our web sites and any provision of personal information you submit to the web site constitutes your acknowledgement that such information or content could pass through and may be stored in servers outside our control. You agree that the university has no liability or responsibility for any such pass-through or storage of same.

Third-Party Sites

Sites within the Adler University web site may link to external sites outside of the Adler University domain as a convenience to you. If you use these links, you will leave the Adler University web site. Adler University is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such web sites, and does not make any representations about them.

Interactive Features

Interactive Features

While Adler University strives to protect users’ personal information and privacy, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you disclose online through interactive features such as forums, message boards, chat rooms, or similar services. Please keep in mind that you disclose information at your own risk.



In certain circumstances we will release specific information about you or your account to comply with any valid legal process such as a search warrant, subpoena, statute, or court order, or in other special cases, such as an attempted breach of the security, without notice to you.



This site and all information and images within it are copyrighted by Adler University, unless otherwise noted. U.S. copyright law protects all materials on this site. All rights reserved. Anyone wishing to reproduce any materials appearing on this site should contact Adler University to obtain permission.



The information on this site is provided “as is,” and no representations or warranties of any kind are made regarding it. Our policy is not to be applied in any manner contrary to applicable law or governmental regulation. Adler University reserves the right to make changes to this policy at any time. Please check this page periodically for updates.

Effective Dates and Changes

Effective Dates and Changes

This Privacy Policy is effective as of June 2016. The University reserves the right to modify the terms of this policy at any time and in its sole discretion, by posting a change notice to this page. Your continued use of the web site following our posting of a change notice will constitute binding acceptance of those changes and this Privacy Policy.