No public or private institution may discriminate against a disability solely by reason of the disability based on
Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation
Act and the Americans
with Disability Act.
REHABILITATION ACT of 1973
Sec. 504.(a) No otherwise qualified individual with a disability in the United States, as defined in
section 7(20), shall, solely by reason of her or his disability, be excluded from the participation in,
be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving
Federal financial assistance or under any program or activity conducted by any Executive agency or
by the United States Postal Service.
In 1998, Congress amended the Rehabilitation Act to require Federal agencies to make their electronic and
information technology accessible to people with disabilities. Inaccessible technology interferes with an
individual's ability to obtain and use information quickly and easily. Section 508 was enacted to eliminate
barriers in information technology, to make available new opportunities for people with disabilities, and
to encourage development of technologies that will help achieve these goals. The law applies to all Federal
agencies when they develop, procure, maintain, or use electronic and information technology.
UW-System Policy Statement
The Board of Regents of The UW-System ensures that no qualified person shall, solely by reason of disability, be
denied access to, participation in, or the benefits of, any program or activity operated by the UW-System. Each
qualified person shall receive the accommodations needed to ensure equal access to educational opportunities,
programs and activities in the most integrated setting appropriate.
UWGB POLICIES and PROCEDURES FOR ACADEMIC GRIEVANCE
Student grievances related to course grades, conduct of classes or other course matters should address those
complaints first with the instructor of the course. If the student is not satisfied with the resolution, the
grievance can then be taken to the chairperson of the appropriate academic department. If resolution is not
achieved there, the student may go to the appropriate dean in the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Office.
The Dean of Student's Office is always open for consultation.
For more information, visit the Dean of Students site.
UWGB POLICIES and PROCEDURES FOR NON-ACADEMIC GRIEVANCE
Student grievances related to the Coordinator of Disability Services should first address those complaints
directly with the individual. If the student is not satisfied, the grievance can be taken to the supervisor,
Assistant Dean for Enrollment and Academic Services in the Dean of Students Office. If resolution is not achieved there, the student may then go to the
Dean of Students.
For more information, visit the Dean of Students site.
UW-GREEN BAY SERVICE ANIMAL POLICY
ADA GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay has adopted an internal grievance procedure providing for prompt and
equitable resolution of complaints alleging any action prohibited by the U.S. Department of Justice regulations
implementing Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Title II states in part, that otherwise
qualified disabled person shall, solely by reason of such disability, be excluded from the participation in, be
denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination in programs or activities sponsored by public
Complaints or other ADA related concerns should be addressed to the campus ADA Coordinator. The ADA
Coordinator’s address and phone number is available from Disability Services or the Dean of Students Office.
To obtain more ADA information contact the ADA coordinator - firstname.lastname@example.org.
- A complaint should be filed in writing and contain the name and address of the person filing it and a brief
description of the alleged violation of the regulations.
- A complaint or other ADA related concern should be filed within thirty days after the complainant becomes
aware of the alleged violation.
- An investigation, as may be appropriate, shall follow a filed complaint. The investigation shall be
conducted by the ADA Coordinator. These rules contemplate informal but thorough investigations affording all
interested parties and their representatives, if any, opportunity to submit evidence relevant to a 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 Coordinator and a copy sent to the complainant no later than 30 days after its filing.
- The ADA Coordinator shall maintain the files and records of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay related to the
- The complainant can request a review of the case in instances where he or she is dissatisfied with the
resolution. The request for review should be made within 10 days to the Assistant Chancellor of Business and
Finance (for employees), or the Dean of Students (for students).
- The right of a person to a prompt and equitable resolution of the complaint filed hereunder shall not be
impaired by the persons pursuit of other remedies, such as filing an ADA complaint with the responsible federal
department or agency. Use of this grievance procedures is not a prerequisite to the pursuit of other remedies.
- These rules shall be constructed to protect the substantive rights of interested persons, to meet appropriate due
process standards and to assure the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay complies with the ADA and implementing