If a student believes that Disability and Access Services (DSS) has not identified
or provided appropriate academic adjustments and/or auxiliary aids, the student has
the right to appeal.
Students are encouraged to meet with the DSS Director to informally resolve the issue.
If the issue cannot be resolved, the following procedure applies:
- The student shall submit a written appeal to the 504 Section/ADA Coordinator or designee.
The appeal should minimally address the following points:
The Section 504 /ADA Coordinator or designee shall investigate the appeal and will
issue a written response to the appeal. The written response shall ordinarily be issued
within ten (15) working days of receipt of the written appeal. Circumstances that
may prolong the written response may include quarter breaks, holidays, or other such
circumstances which may render persons unavailable for interview.
The decision of the Section 504/ADA Coordinator or designee is the final decision
of the institution.
- The nature of the disability and its current impacts and functional limitations in
the academic setting.
- Details of the academic adjustment and/or auxiliary aid being requested and why.
- A description of all academic adjustments and/or auxiliary aids presently or in the
past provided and/or offered by the DSS Office. Include an explanation as to why these
adjustments and/or aids are insufficient or ineffective.
Current Section 504/ADA Coordinator
Kendra Sprague, Vice President of Foundation, HR & Legal Affairs
Admissions Center, Room 115
By submitting a written appeal, the student grants the Section504/ADA Coordinator
or designee and other appropriate individuals in connection to this appeal access
to his/her DSS file. The DSS file contains disability documentation and other written
information concerning the student's disability, academic adjustments, auxiliary aids,
and other relevant disability, academic, and personal information.