Appeals Process

If the student feels that the response by the Disability Identification Team is inadequate or disagrees with a denial of accommodations, the student may appeal this decision to the Heidelberg University Dean of Student Affairs. An appeal should be in writing and submitted to the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs within two weeks of the date of receiving the decision. The appeal must be signed by the student and must state the reasons for the appeal clearly. The Dean of Student Affairs will provide a written response to the student indicating the action that will be taken on the appeal.

Students who believe their rights have been violated in regards to their disability may pursue further legal remedies outside of Heidelberg University. Students may consult their own attorneys. Additional information is available from the United States Department of Education Office of Civil Rights, www.ed.gov/ocr ; ocr@ed.gov ; 1-800-421-3481; or 1-877-521-2172. Available on the Office of Civil Rights web site is a publication entitled "Students with Disabilities Preparing for Postsecondary Education: Know your Rights and Responsibilities," which explains student rights and may be useful. Additional information is available from the Director of the Academic Success Center.

Heidelberg University will not interfere with or retaliate against any individual who utilizes this appeals process or files a complaint.