Fall 2019 OPIE Zone Newsletter: Week 7

Welcome to week 7 of the OPIE Zone!

This week is Homecoming Week at Ohio University.The theme is 1804 and So Much More.

There will be special Homecoming events and activities from October 7th-12th.

Some events on Saturday, October 12th:

  • 5k fun run will kick off at 8:00 a.m. at the Ohio University Golf Course. 
  • The Homecoming Parade will be on Court St. and Union St. starting at 10:00 a.m. 
  • The Homecoming football game will be at Peden Stadium at 3:30 p.m. 

Don’t forget that International Conversation Hour will be held on Monday this week. Please join us from 6-7 p.m. in room 160 of Jefferson Hall.

Reminder for Student Problems, Concerns, and Complaints

Do you have a problem or complaint about a situation or experience within OPIE that has a negative effect on your dignity (self-esteem), learning, or opportunity to make progress?  If so, OPIE would like to know about your problem or complaint and help to resolve it so that you can continue to learn in the best environment possible.

  1. You may take the concern or complaint to an OPIE advisor. (If you do not know who your advisor is, you may seek help from the office staff in Gordy 155.) Your advisor will help you fill out the Student Grievance Report Form.
  2. You may complete the Student Grievance Report Form, located on the OPIE website.  (See: Student Services > Student Forms.)

Once your complaint has been officially recorded, the OPIE Director will investigate*.  The Director may talk with you and may also talk with any people involved in your complaint.  The OPIE Director will make a decision (a resolution) about your complaint.  You will receive a written copy of the resolution. The OPIE Director will keep a copy of the Student Grievance Report Form and the resolution.

*Note: If your complaint is about a problem that is important to you but does not directly relate to your ability to learn and make progress in your English studies (e.g., you don’t like getting up early; you don’t like walking to the Convo), then your advisor will meet with you to discuss strategies to help you resolve your problem.

Looking ahead:

Athens will celebrate Halloween at the end of the month, so you might want to start thinking about a costume. The Athens Halloween Block Party will be Saturday, October 26th.

Athens Halloween is FREE and open to the public!




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