ADA/Section 504 Grievance
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The two primary laws which are related to disability in higher education are the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Both of these laws protect the rights of individuals with disabilities. The ADA protects individuals with disabilities from discrimination and guarantees protection of equal access to programs and services. Section 504 provides specific information for post-secondary institutions and requires that reasonable accommodations be provided so that students with disabilities have an equal access to education.
Students, Faculty, Staff, and Applicants for Employment
It is the policy of Northern Michigan University not to discriminate on the basis of disability. Northern Michigan University has adopted an internal grievance procedure providing for prompt and equitable resolution of complaints alleging any action prohibited by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). Section 504 and the ADA prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.
Complaints should be address to:
Faculty, Staff and Applicant Complaints