Eastern Michigan University

Grievance Procedure

The Disability Resource Center (DRC) is identified by Eastern Michigan University Policy as the office responsible for reviewing and approving reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities. Students who have questions or concerns regarding the accommodation process and/or a specific outcome, including but not limited to the denial of an accommodation request, may request a review of the situation by contacting the DRC. This review will include consultation with Adam Meyer, Director of the Disability Resource Center, and may involve others within the office or on campus as the situation dictates. Any information the student has in writing from the DRC, EMU faculty or staff or email conversations/summaries that the student sent to others as part of a note-taking process is extremely helpful in any situational review.

If, after this review, a student remains concerned and believes he or she has been discriminated against on the basis of disability, he or she may contact the EMU Ombudsman in a timely manner to file a complaint.

Since the accommodation process is one of collaboration, not a disciplinary and otherwise adversarial process, students are not allowed to invite outside advocates or legal personal to any general DRC process meetings (initial meetings, follow-up meetings, meetings in which concern with a faculty member or staff member (including DRC staff) is discussed, etc.), as that might interfere with the learning/teaching process of self-advocacy. Once our students graduate, it is our hope that they will have benefited from all of their EMU experiences to navigate the work world effectively. The DRC views the college disability experience to be a wonderful opportunity in which students can learn these skills.

If you have any questions, please contact the DRC at 734-487-2470 or at drc@emich.edu.

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