I am seeking consultation on suing my Univerisity for withholding my degree and emotional distress. Over the past Fall 2017 semester, I have suffered emotional trauma dealing with my living conditions at my university. I have contacted the President of the University, the Vice President, the Director of Housing, and the Supervisor about the unlivable conditions of my former dorm (power outages for days, lack of hot water, heating/ac, mold and the collapse of my bathroom ceiling) which I have video, emails, and photographs of my communications and the conditions. After all of this I was supposed to graduate this fall but then was notified I was disqualified because of low GPA for one of my minors. I was never informed of what the GPA was but I did pass all my classes for the semester. I was told to drop the minor in order to possibly receive my other two degrees but today was informed that I would not receive anything and that I need to reapply for graduation. I would like for my grades to be turned over and released since I did, in fact, pass all my classes and no one will tell me why I can not receive my Bachelors. I have suffered health complications because of the dorm.
Looks like there is an explanation as to why they won't let you graduate it, you just disagree with it or don't understand it. That is a far cry from there being no explanation. Likewise, passing courses and GPA are different things. On a standard grade scale, a "D" is still passing, but indicates poor performance. To confer a degree, a school can require (and I think nearly ALL do so) a certain level of performance above "poor, but passing." Go to the source, maybe talk to someone in the registrar's office about your grades, you may also want to talk to someone in the Academic Affairs or Academic Advising office about your options. There is no legal case here.
The housing issue seems unrelated to the grade issue. The housing issue might have (or had) some legal remedy, but most likely the remedy would have been an order for the school to make repairs promptly.
On a side note, the only way to sue for emotional distress is either (1) the distress is related to a physical injury or (2) the defendant (the school) is intentionally trying to inflict such distress...neither seems to be the case in your explanation.
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