Texas A&M University is committed to providing an educational and work climate that is conducive to the personal and professional development of each individual. To further that commitment, the university has developed procedures for students to pursue grievances within the university community. Each student has the responsibility to be fully acquainted with and to comply with the Texas A&M University Student Rules. Faculty may have a role in these grievance procedures if the student feels that he has been discriminated in the class environment based on the student’s disability.
Disability Services determines eligibility for accommodations and identifies reasonable accommodations through an interactive process. If a student disagrees with a decision made on eligibility for accommodations or on a specific accommodation request, they should follow the departmental appeal procedure.
If the student and the classroom instructor disagree on the accommodation request, they should first try to resolve the matter together. If a resolution cannot be reached, Disability Services staff can facilitate discussion which should involve the student and the instructor. If that discussion does not resolve the dispute, the matter follows 46.2 Student Grievance Procedures of the University’s Student Rules.
Students believing that they have been subjected to discrimination based on a disability may use one or more procedures to resolve their grievance. These procedures are outlined under 45. Discrimination and Discrimination Appeals of the University’s Student Rules.
Additional resources and contacts for specific ADA compliance issues (transportation, telecommunications, building access, athletic events, etc) are listed at the ADA Resource page managed by University Risk and Compliance.