ADA Grievance Policy
DePauw University upholds the rights of enrolled students with documented disabilities to secure reasonable academic accommodations and access to campus programs and services in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
Student Disability Services assists students in negotiating disability related barriers and strives to improve access to University programs, activities, and facilities. Students who wish to voice concerns or discuss university access, policies, and procedures are encouraged to contact the Director of Student Disability Services.
The following policy has been developed to protect the rights of students with documented disabilities and to assure university compliance with The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. This policy protects persons with disabilities from discrimination associated with access to, or participation in, university programs and services.
Student Disability Services has been designated by the university to coordinate ADA compliance efforts in partnership with the ADA Compliance Officer. To ensure that complaints are addressed promptly, students should contact the Director of Student Disability Services within thirty (30) calendar days of the event giving rise to the complaint. Students should initiate a complaint by contacting Student Disability Services, a unit within Student Academic Life:
Meggan Herrald Johnston
Director, Student Disability Services
Union Building Suite 200
Student Disability Services, at the request of the student, will review the issue(s) and seek to resolve the matter informally. If the complaint remains unresolved, the student will be provided with the ADA Student Grievance Form. Students should complete the grievance form and file it with the Vice President for Student Academic Life within fifteen (15) days of receiving the form. After receiving the completed Grievance Form, the Vice President for Student Academic Life or his/her designee will conduct a formal review.
The university’s internal procedures are designed to ensure a timely and effective resolution to student grievance. Although students have the right to pursue appeals through external channels, they are encouraged to use the university’s internal procedures prior to lodging complaints with agencies outside the university.
For additional information regarding the ADA, you may visit the ADA Web site: www.ada.gov.