ADA/Section 504 Grievance
Student complaints should be addressed to:
Faculty, staff and spplicant complaints should be addressed to:
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The two primary laws which are related to disability in higher education are the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Both of these laws protect the rights of individuals with disabilities. The ADA protects individuals with disabilities from discrimination and guarantees protection of equal access to programs and services. Section 504 provides specific information for post-secondary institutions and requires that reasonable accommodations be provided so that students with disabilities have an equal access to education.
Students, Faculty, Staff, and Applicants for Employment
It is the policy of Northern Michigan University not to discriminate on the basis of disability. Northern Michigan University has adopted an internal grievance procedure providing for prompt and equitable resolution of complaints alleging any action prohibited by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). Section 504 and the ADA prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.
Any person who believes they have been subjected to discrimination on the basis of disability may file a grievance under this procedure. Retaliation against anyone who files a grievance or cooperates in the investigation or a grievance is prohibited.
The University welcomes and encourages you to report all complaints of harassment, discrimination, retaliation, and sexual misconduct. All complaints or inquiries should be reported to the Title IX Coordinator. In the event there is a complaint against an executive level administrator or a member of the Board of Trustees, reports may be made directly to the University’s General Counsel, who reports directly to the Board of Trustees, or to the Chair or Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees. All complaints will be thoroughly investigated and appropriate action will be taken based on the investigation findings, facts, and circumstances.
Complaints should be addressed to:
Chris Greer, Dean of Students
Section 504 Coordinator
Dean of Students Office
Faculty, Staff and Applicant Complaints
Janet Koski, Director of Equal Opportunity
Equal Opportunity Officer and Title IX Coordinator
Section 504 Coordinator
Equal Opportunity Office