Grievances

Eligibility for accommodation is determined through an interactive process between the individual student and the CTLE. If eligibility for an accommodation is denied, the student may choose to pursue an informal or formal appeal through the following processes.

Appeal

The student should contact the Director of the CTLE in writing to discuss any concerns about the denied accommodation. The Director has the responsibility to consider the student’s request and respond to the student’s concerns in a timely manner. The student has the responsibility to identify to the Director the nature of the appeal and to explain why the student believes the accommodation determination was made in error.

Accommodation Grievance Process

If a student remains unsatified after an appeal has been sought, the student may choose to pursue a grievance through the following process:

1. Student is responsible for submitting an Accommodation Grievance Form to the Executive Director of Equity and Diversity* within five (5) business days of the denial by the Director.

2. Once the grievance is received, the Executive Director of Equity and Diversity or their designee will review the grievance in light of all relevant information and applicable law.

3. The student will be notified in writing of the final decision (ordinarily within 30 days from the time the grievance is received).

Christine Black, J.D.
Assistant Director, Office of Equity and Diversity
Institute for Molecular Biology and Medicine, Suite 100
(570) 941-6645
christine.black@scranton.edu

Last Modified: June 25, 2018