Disability Accommodation Appeal Process

The Director of The Office of Disability, Access, & Inclusion (ODAI) automatically reconsiders all denied requests for accommodation. These decisions are documented in the student’s file and made available to the student However, students are entitled to appeal ODAI's decisions regarding their disability eligibility and any denial of accommodation beyond the Director’s review in accordance with the below process.

If a student believes that they have been denied equal access in the form of accommodations, auxiliary aids, or other modifications, they may pursue an appeal by completing this form. The student should initiate a formal appeal by the deadline outlined in the denial decision letter.

The Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs will review the request, including any new or updated documentation, and provide the student with a final written determination within 7-10 business days. 

Concerns related to currently approved accommodation should be addressed with the Director for The Office of Disability, Access, & Inclusion.

Grievances

The University of Colorado-Anschutz Medical Campus recognizes that disagreements may occur about the reasonable nature of or implementing an accommodation.

To this end, we recommend a range of options to resolve concerns about implementing accommodations and treatment by university staff and faculty. Throughout any of these procedures, students can expect to be treated with respect, receive a timely response, remain free of retaliation, and have their concerns addressed privately to the greatest extent possible.

Informal Process

When issues arise, they are often the result of misunderstandings, miscommunication, or lack of education around disability. In these instances, clarification and effective communication can lead to a quick and effective solution. Consequently, the University of Colorado Anschutz welcomes the opportunity to resolve issues through an internal process. Early notification of any concerns is helpful. Students can begin the informal process by contacting the Director of The Office of Disability, Access, & Inclusion, in writing, with clear and detailed information.

Addressing these concerns proactively allows the greatest opportunity for intervention through education and opportunities for an early resolution.  

Formal Process 

Grievances regarding accommodations or experiences with ODAI: Please submit the grievance in writing to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs.

Grievances regarding discrimination:
Individuals who believe they have been discriminated against based on disability are encouraged to avail themselves of the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus formal grievance processes or through the Office of Equity.