An appeal may be filed by any student served by Student Disability Services at the University of Northern Iowa who believes a decision has adversely affected his/her delivery of services. An appeal will not result in retaliation or barriers to services.
Appeals should be discussed and resolved as soon as possible following the incident. At times, however, the consequences of decisions, actions, issues, or concerns are not immediately evident or realized. Therefore, students are not limited as to when grievances or appeals may be filed.
- Discuss the concern with the staff member who made the decision.
- If the issue or concern cannot be resolved with the staff member involved, schedule an appointment with the Coordinator of Student Disability Services. The Coordinator will discuss the issue with the persons involved and render a decision.
- If the issue or concern cannot be resolved by the Coordinator (or if the Coordinator is the staff person involved), the student should submit to the Dean of Students a written appeal, including rationale for the appeal. The Dean will discuss the issue with the persons involved and render a decision.
If you feel your disability has not been accommodated and/or you feel you have been discriminated against, you may contact the Office of Compliance and Equity Management (OCEM), 117 Gilchrist, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0028, (319) 273-2846, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.uni.edu/equity. There you will be presented options for addressing the issues.