Any student who is denied accommodations is eligible to request an appeal. The appeal must be submitted in writing to the coordinator of Student Disability Services within five working days of the event. The appeal file will be given to the Student Disability Services Advisory Board for review and recommendations to the Vice President of Student Affairs. A final decision will be made by the Vice President of Student Affairs. The student will be notified in writing of the appeal decision.
Students who wish to contest the decision of their appeal can initiate a grievance using the established university grievance procedure. The procedure is located in the Student Handbook as well as the Student Affairs website under student Rights and Responsibilities.
Students may file a complaint with any of the following agencies:
Kansas City Office
Office for Civil Rights/Kansas City
U.S. Department of Education
One Petticoat Lane
1010 Walnut St., 3rd Fl., Suite 320
Kansas City, MO 64106
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Civil Rights Division
Disability Rights Section, 1425-NYAV
Washington, DC 20530
Phone: 800-514-0301 or