Grievance Procedures

Failure to Receive Approved Accommodations

If a student does not receive an accommodation approved in the Accommodation Letter, the student should immediately notify the Coordinator of the Office of Disability Services.  However, it is essential that students advise the Office of Disability Services of the courses in which they have enrolled so that the Office of Disability Services can advise the faculty teaching the course of approved accommodations.  Students should also advise the Office of Disability Services of non-academic personnel, such as staff involved in housing or extra-curricular activities, who should be advised of approved accommodations.

Retaliation Prohibited

Carleton College prohibits any form of retaliation against a student for requesting or receiving an academic adjustment or auxiliary aid or service.  Any employee or student who commits such retaliation will be subject to discipline, up to and including termination of employment or expulsion.  A student who suffers retaliation in violation of this policy should promptly report the violation as provided in the College Statement of Nondiscrimination [https://apps.carleton.edu/handbook/governance/?policy_id=955843].

Appeals Process

If a student would like to address concerns about Disability Services, they can follow the process outlined below. The appeals must be made in writing within 30 days of the student’s receipt of notification of the approved Accommodation(s).

1.      Discuss concerns directly with the Disability Services staff if possible. Staff can be reached by calling or emailing Chris Dallager, Director, at 507-222-5250 (cdallager@carleton.edu).

2.      If concerns persist, students may submit a grievance form which will be reviewed by the members of the Disability Grievance Review Board:  Joe Baggot, Associate Dean of Students, George Shuffelton, Associate Dean of the College, and Gerald Young, Athletic Director and Title IX Deputy for Athletics. The grievance form is available on the Disability Services website.

3.      If a student believes they have been discriminated against because of disability and is not in agreement with the response from the Disability Grievance Review Board, the student is directed to contact Carolyn Livingston, Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students, ADA Coordinator 507-222-4248 (clivingston@carleton.edu).

Students retain the right to file a complaint with the Office of Civil Rights if they believe they have been discriminated against on the basis of disability regardless of whether or not they have utilized the internal grievance procedures for Carleton College.