Student ADA Process & Grievance Procedure

Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Disability

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the admission or access to or treatment or employment in, its programs or activities.  This procedure is designed to implement these provisions on the campus of UCCS.  (Law of the Regents, Article 10: Nondiscrimination, Administrative Policy Statement:  Affirmative Action, Title IX, and Section 504 Programs.)

ADA Student Requests and Processing

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs has established an office of Disability Services for students.  The Office of Disability Services has been designated the responsibility for processing requests for accommodations and to coordinate compliance with the non-discrimination requirements contained in the Department of Justice regulations implementing Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), including section 35.107 and the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act of 2009.  Information concerning the provisions of the American with Disabilities Act, and the rights provided there under, are available from the Office of Disability Services, 105 Main Hall, UCCS, 255-3354.

ADA Grievance Procedure

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs has adopted an internal grievance procedure providing for prompt and equitable resolution of complaints alleging any action prohibited by the U.S. Department of Justice regulations implementing Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Title II state in part, that “no otherwise qualified disabled individual shall, solely by reason of such disability, by excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination” in programs or activities sponsored by a public entity”.

Complaints should be addressed to the Office of Discrimination and Harrassment:

Joanne McDevitt & Julia Neville

1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway

University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs, CO  80918

(719) 255-4324

  1. A complaint should be filed in writing or verbally.  The complaint should contain the name and address of the person filing it, and briefly describe the alleged violation.
  2. A complaint should be filed within 30 days after the complainant becomes aware of the alleged violation.
  3. An investigation, as may be appropriate, shall follow a filing of a complaint.  The investigation shall be conducted by the Office of Sexual Harassment and Discrimination or their designee.  This procedure refers to an informal but thorough investigation, affording all interested persons and their representatives, if any, an opportunity to submit evidence relevant to the complaint.
  4. A written determination as to the validity of the complaint and a description of the resolution, if any, shall be issued by the Office of Sexual Harassment and Discrimination or their designee and a copy forwarded to the complainant no later than 90 days after its filing unless more time is required due to extenuating circumstances.
  5. The Office of Sexual Harassment and Discrimination shall maintain the files and records of the University of Colorado Colorado Springs relating to complaints filed as required by this procedure.
  6. The right of a person to a prompt and equitable resolution of the complaint filed hereunder shall not be impaired by the person’s pursuit of other remedies such as the filing of an ADA complaint with the responsible federal department or agency.  Use of this grievance procedure is not a prerequisite to the pursuit of other remedies.
  7. These procedures shall be construed to protect the substantive rights of interested persons to meet appropriate due process standards and to assure that the University of Colorado Colorado Springs complies with the ADA and implementing regulations.