Keck Graduate Institute (“Institute”) has adopted an internal grievance procedure for prompt and equitable resolution of complaints alleging any action prohibited by federal regulations implementing Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), and similar state laws. These laws provide that no otherwise qualified individual with a disability shall, by reason of such disability, be excluded from participation in or be denied the benefits of the services, programs, or activities of the Institute, or be subjected to discrimination by the Institute.
Issues that are grievable include, but are not limited to, a denial of a requested accommodation, the inadequacy of an accommodation, the inaccessibility of a program, benefit, service or activity (including those delivered through electronic and information technology) due to disability, or discrimination or harassment based on disability.
All such student grievances should be addressed to the attention of KGI’s Student Accessibility Services Coordinator.
The following steps explain the procedure:
Inquiries concerning KGI’s Student Accessibility Services accommodations and discrimination policies, compliance with applicable laws, statutes and regulations (such as Section 504 and the ADA), and this grievance procedure (including requests for any accommodations needed to use this procedure) should be directed to the Institute’s Student Accessibility Services Coordinator or Director of Human Resources.
Forms are provided by the KGI Student Accessibility Services Coordinator
Note, where in the judgement of the Institute it is more appropriate to do so, the Institute may administer or investigate a grievance regarding disability discrimination, harassment or retaliation through procedures set forth in other applicable Institute policies,. Also in the case of students, a dispute arising from a request for a modification or waiver of academic requirements or standards may, in the first instance, be referred to the [insert name of appropriate faculty committee or review body].