Disability Services

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Grievance Procedure for students

Lewis-Clark State College follows a grievance procedure for students who believe they have not been appropriately provided accommodations.

  1. The Student should first discuss his/her concern(s) with the Director of Disability Services and attempt to reach an acceptable agreement.
  2. The Director of Disability Services will conduct a review of the accommodation process, the allegation made by the student, any relevant information from faculty or staff members, and determine whether the student had accommodations appropriately met.
  3. The Director of Disability Services will provide a written notice to the student regarding these findings within five business (5) days after the student complaint was made.
  4. If the decision of the Director of Disability Services is unsatisfactory to the student, the student may request an appeal in writing to the Vice President for Student Affairs within seven (7) days of the final decision of the Director of Disability Services.
  5. After receiving the request, the Vice-President will schedule a meeting with the student to go over the documentation and appeal request.
  6. The Vice President for Student Affairs reserves the right to consult with any and all other involved faculty, students and/or staff members in order to gather additional, pertinent information regarding the student concerns, prior to rendering his or her final decision.
  7. Decisions by the Vice President for Student Affairs will be final and will be based on the information gathered by the Vice President's own investigation. The decision will consist of a written report summarizing the evidence and stating the reasons for the decision and will be delivered to all parties concerned, within ten (10) business days of completing the review.
  8. All timelines may vary if the investigations and review processes require additional time.
  9. Questions and concerns about this Policy may be directed to the Affirmative Action Office located in Human Resources. This office is responsible for overseeing compliance with state and federal regulations. Complaints of discrimination or noncompliance should be filed with the Affirmative Action Office
  10. Students can also make complaints to the regional Department of Justice Office (DOJ) in Seattle.