Grievance Procedures

Grievance for Denial of Eligibility

If a student feels they have been unjustly denied eligibility for Disability Services, the student should first discuss the problem with a Disability Services staff member. If the issue is not resolved in a satisfactory manner, the student can complete the Grievance/Denial of Eligibility Petition. This form is available in the Dean of Students office. The written petition must be submitted to the Dean of Students within 15 days of denial of eligibility. The Dean of Students will review the petition and make a decision regarding the request.

Grievance for Recommended Accommodations or Lack of Compliance with Accommodations

If a student is dissatisfied with the accommodations recommended by a Disability Services staff member or the student feels they are not receiving the recommended accommodations from their instructor, the student is asked to discuss their grievance directly with the Disability Services staff member to try to reach an agreement. If the issue is not resolved in a satisfactory manner, the student can complete the Grievance/Denial of Accommodation Petition. This form is available in the Dean of Students Office. The written petition must be submitted to the Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs (EVPAA) within 15 days of the initial complaint. The EVPAA will review the petition and make a decision regarding the request.

Grievance Appeal Process

If a student is not satisfied with the decision made through the Grievance Review Process and believes they have been harassed or discriminated against because of their disability, they may then contact the Institutional Equity and Title IX Coordinator to file a complaint as outlined in the University’s Harassment and Discrimination Policy.

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Office Phone:
812-488-2663

Office Email:
disabilityservices@evansville.edu
counselingservices@evansville.edu

Office Location:
Second Floor, Ridgway University Center