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ADA Grievance Procedure

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) provides that no qualified individual with a disability be denied access to or participation in services, programs, and activities of a public entity. Clayton State University strives to maintain the highest standards of integrity and fairness in its policy and nondiscrimination on the basis of disability. The University has adopted an internal grievance procedure providing for the prompt and equitable resolution of complaints alleging any action prohibited by the ADA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Students, faculty, staff, and applicants who believe they have been discriminated against on the basis of disability by Clayton State University may file complaints pursuant to the following procedures. 

Contact Persons for ADA Complaints:  

  • For Employee, Visitor, and Other ADA Complaints, contact:  
    ADA Coordinator/Human Resources, Harriet Houston
    Arbor Hall, (678) 466-4233, harriethouston@clayton.edu
     
  • For Student ADA Complaints or Appeal of Disability Accommodations, contact: 
    Dean of Students, Jeff Jacobs
    University Center 250, (678) 466-5444, deanofstudents@clayton.edu

ADA Grievance Procedure Steps: A complaint of discrimination on the basis of disability, including complaints about the denial by the University of requested accommodations, should be filed in writing with the appropriate ADA Complaint Contact within 30 calendar days of the alleged discriminatory act. A complaint shall contain the name, address, and university affiliation of the person filing it and a brief description of the alleged violation. If the complainant needs an accommodation in order to file the complaint, they should inform the ADA Complaint Contact. 

An investigation as may be appropriate shall follow the filing of a complaint. The ADA Complaint Contact (or designee) will conduct the investigation, affording all interested persons an opportunity to submit information relevant to the complaint. 

A written determination as to the validity of the complaint and a description of the resolution if any, shall be issued by the ADA Complaint Contact and a copy forwarded to the complainant no later than thirty (30) calendar days after filing. 

The ADA Complaint Contact shall maintain the files and records for Clayton State University relating to the complaints filed. 

The complainant may request a reconsideration of the case if they are dissatisfied with the resolution. The request for reconsideration should be made within ten (10) calendar days to the respective Vice President of the ADA Complaint Contact. 

OTHER REMEDIES: 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. 

The procedures provided herein are in addition to, and not in lieu of, any other procedures or remedies available under the law or otherwise.