Grievance Procedure

 

UWSP Disability & Assistive Technology Center

Grievance Procedure for Students with Disability

 
Should a UWSP student with a disability disagree with the denial or neglect of the University or faculty/staff of the University to provide reasonable accommodations or access to a program, service, activity or space at UWSP; or should they have a complaint that they have been discriminated due to their disability, that student has a right to grievance and should follow the following grievance appeal procedure.
 

Step 1:

  • Condition A: If a program, department, faculty or staff denies providing a student with a disability an accommodation that has been approved by the Disability & Assistive Technology Center and identified on an individual Accommodations Request Form, within fifteen (15) calendar days of the denial the student shall provide a written appeal (letter or email) to the Director of the Disability & Assistive Technology Center (DATC) and describe the situation. At the same time, the student shall schedule an appointment to meet with the Director. DATC may recommend that the student discuss the situation with that faculty or staff member regarding the issue. The DATC Director may consult with that faculty or staff member, their supervisor, department chair, dean or vice-chancellor or their designee regarding the concern.

     
  • Condition B: If a student with a disability finds they have been discriminated by any UWSP personnel or in any situations that prevent them from functioning in programs, services, activities or within space on campus, within fifteen (15) calendar days of the situation the student shall provide a written appeal (letter or email) to the Director of the Disability & Assistive Technology Center (DATC) and describe the situation. At the same time, the student shall schedule an appointment to meet with the DATC Director.

     
  • Condition C: If a student with a disability does not agree with the Disability & Assistive Technology Center denial of an accommodation request or find they have been discriminated by DATC staff, within fifteen (15) calendar days of the situation the student shall provide a written appeal (letter or email) to the DATC Director and describe the situation. At the same time, the student shall schedule an appointment to meet with the Department Executive Director.

Step 2:

  • If a resolution has not been made or a denial has been upheld in Condition A, B, or C of Step 1, and the student with a disability disagrees with the decision at that level, the student can further their grievance appeal at Step 2. Within fifteen (15) calendar days from the date of the written response of the Disability & Assistive Technology Center Director or their Department Director, the student shall provide a written appeal (letter or email) to the ADA Coordinator and describe the situation (at UWSP the ADA Coordinator is the Equity and Affirmative Action Director). At the same time, the student shall schedule an appointment to meet with the ADA Coordinator. UW-System Legal Office may be contacted for advice by the ADA Coordinator as deemed necessary. The ADA Coordinator will provide the student with a final decision to the appeal at the UWSP level.

  • Should a student with a disability not find satisfaction or not agree with the decisions made by the ADA Coordinator at the conclusion of Step 2, the student has an option of taking their concern to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) to make an appeal. At the OCR level, the student has decided to take their concern to the Federal level.