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Alumni and Student Advisory Council

The Alumni and Student Advisory Council (ASAC) is Relay’s principal organization whose primary purpose is to work toward the continuous improvement of the institution by soliciting students’ opinions and input on programs and practices at the institution, organizing and sponsoring social, cultural, civic and academic events to improve the quality of life for graduate students, fostering student interaction across identity markers, disciplines, and campuses, and facilitating communication between graduate students and the administration. ASAC members engage in national feedback and decision-making on policies and activities affecting the Relay community. The council meets once a month and actively participates in asynchronous work.

Kappa Delta Pi

Kappa Delta Pi (KDP) is an international honor society dedicated to educators. Relay’s chapter (Alpha Kappa Delta) invites students to join KDP during their first term at Relay. Initiations are typically held in the spring semester for all students who hold a 3.5 minimum GPA and are currently enrolled at Relay. 

Policy Exception Review Committee

The Policy Exception Review Committee (PERC) strives to review requests for exceptions to Relay’s student-facing policies in a democratic, equitable, legally compliant, and institutionally sound manner. The PERC reviews (a) exceptions to admissions, (b) degree requirements, and (c) academic policies that impact the institution’s implementation of policy, procedures, curriculum, or revenue. Some examples include but are not limited to:

  • Program transfer exceptions
  • Program completion exceptions
  • Administrative withdrawal appeals

Additionally the PERC reviews student and/or staff petitions for exceptions to standard academic-related policies* and practices. Some examples include but are not limited to:

  • Tuition waivers for individual students 
  • Program transfer
  • Program completion 
  • Exceptions to pre-requisite requirements
  • Retaking failed coursework
  • Incomplete exceptions

Policy Exception Review Committee Members

The PERC membership consists of five voting members selected by the provost, and three non-voting members—the registrar, the director of student financial services, and the vice provost of student affairs and student services. As is necessary the PERC seeks counsel from additional Relay teams including but not limited to the following:

  • Regulatory and Accreditation team 
  • Academic Programs
  • General Counsel
  • Registrar’s Office 
  • Student Affairs and Student Services team
  • Student Financial Services (SFS) team 
  • Admissions team

The PERC is chaired by the provost of teacher preparation, who facilitates the meetings and ensures that all decisions are in alignment with Relay’s mission, policies, and practice. The non-voting members advise the board of precedents, policies, procedures, and/or impacts on students. Decisions are made by vote, and the majority vote will stand, except in cases where the provost of teacher preparation has good cause to override a decision. The vice provost of student affairs will document and archive all decisions and associated next steps. Each voting member of the committee has one vote.


* Please note, academic standing appeals are reviewed by the Academic Review Board. 

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