If a student believes that Disability Support 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:

  1. The student shall submit a written appeal to the 504 Section/ADA Coordinator or designee. The appeal should minimally address the following points:
    • 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.
  2. 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.
  3. The decision of the Section 504/ADA Coordinator or designee is the final decision of the institution.

Current Section 504/ADA Coordinator

  Kendra Sprague, Vice President of Foundation, HR & Legal Affairs
  Admissions Center, Room 115
  360.442.2121
  ksprague@lowercolumbia.edu.


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.


Contact Disability Support Services

Located in the Admissions Center, Room 143. Make an appointment by calling the Entry Center at 360.442.2311. Walk-ins welcome during regular business hours.

Main Office

   360.442.2340
TTY/Video Relay Service: 7-1-1 or 800.833.6388

  Shannon Vantrease, Coordinator

  360.442.2340
  svantrease@lowercolumbia.edu

  Mary Kate Marthaller, Director

  360.442.2341
  mmarthaller@lowercolumbia.edu

Current Section 504 / ADA Coordinator

  Kendra Sprague, Vice President of Foundation, HR & Legal Affairs

  360.442.2121
  ksprague@lowercolumbia.edu

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