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Concerns and Appeals Processes

Students with disabilities who believe they have been discriminated against on the basis of their disability should bring the issue to the attention of the University as soon as possible.  The Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD) will gladly work with students, faculty and staff in an effort to resolve the issue informally, if possible, in the most expeditious manner. 

If the concern involves an academic accommodation, students should refer to Appendix III of the Manual of the San Diego Division of the Academic Senate “Policy on Students with Disabilities and Steps for Academic Accommodations” which may be found at  http://senate.ucsd.edu/Operating-Procedures/Senate-Manual/Appendices/3.

If students believe they have experienced discrimination because of their disability, they should contact the Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination (OPHD) http://ophd.ucsd.edu/ .

Under the ADA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, students with disabilities also have rights to seek resolution through the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education and/or through private legal means.

Throughout these processes, our goal is to treat you with respect, provide you with a timely response, ensure that you do not experience any form of retaliation, and deal with the issues in a confidential manner to the greatest extent possible.  The University expects you to bring up concerns early, give clear and detailed information, and be respectful of those who are working with you.