Assumption College works closely with students to accommodate their individual situations. However, what recourse is available to a student who feels the needs for accommodation are not being met?
The student should immediately discuss any concerns with the Dean of Undergraduate Studies. If the student does not feel that the issue has been resolved and chooses to pursue the concern, the complaint must be submitted in writing to the Dean of Undergraduate Studies. This should be done as soon as possible, but must be done within 10 days of the refusal of an accommodation or failure to resolve the concern.
The Dean of Undergraduate Studies will assemble and chair a review panel consisting of objective and appropriate representatives from the offices of Student Affairs, Student Health Services, Student Development and Counseling Center, Human Resources, and Public Safety. After reviewing the written appeal in light of all relevant information, the Student Accommodation Appeals Committee will either uphold the original decision/accommodation as determined either by Disability Services or the Student Accommodation Committee, or revise the accommodation. The decision of the Student Accommodation Appeal Committee is final.
The Dean of Undergraduate Studies will notify the student in writing of the college's final decision. (The appeals process should be completed within 30 days from the time the appeal is referred to the Student Accommodation Appeal Committee)