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ADA Grievance Procedure

Any Wheaton student who believes s/he has been wrongfully denied ADA accommodations may utilize the ADA Grievance Procedure.

The grievance procedure is not intended to supersede other college policies and procedures, which may exist for addressing alleged violations of ADA and/or Section 504, and other issues of concern for which separate college policies and procedures exist, such as grade appeals.

ADA Grievance Procedure 

  1. If a student believes s/he has been denied their approved ADA accommodations by relevant faculty or staff, the student must inform the director of LAS as soon as possible. It is best to write up a detailed account of the facts as soon as possible and email to las@wheaton.edu for review and to coordinate next steps. It would be helpful to include: 
    • Date/time/location of occurrence 
    • What approved accommodation you believe was not adequately provided 
    • Any other relevant details or context  
    • Desired next steps, if applicable 
  2. If a student feels that the LAS office has denied the appropriate ADA accommodations required for equal access inside or outside the classroom and would like to appeal that decision, the student should provide relevant information in writing within 90 calendar days of the accommodations denial and send the appeal to the Assistant Provost for review. The Assistant Provost may consult with relevant campus professionals in review of the case. The student’s formal grievance should clearly state:
    • The reason and rationale for the grievance, 
    • The specific facts, laws, and/or policies supporting the student’s position, 
    • Any supplemental medical documentation, and 
    • The desired resolution. 
  3. The Assistant Provost will render a decision and the student will be informed of the outcome in writing.
  4. If the student disagrees with the decision made by the Assistant Provost, s/he can send a written appeal and related materials to the Provost within ten (10) business days of a denial by the Assistant Provost. The decision of the Provost will be final.