Disability Support Services
The University has adopted the following internal grievance procedure for
students to provide for prompt and equitable resolution of complaints alleging
any action prohibited by the U.S. Department of Education regulations
implementing Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 or the Department of
Justice regulations implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and
the ADA Amendments Act of 2008.
- A complaint must be filed in writing, containing the name and contact
information of the person(s) filing it, and a brief description of the
alleged violation of the regulation(s), including relevant dates and
university employees or locations.
- Grievances should be addressed to the Disability Compliance Officer,
Station 6250, University of Montevallo, Montevallo, AL 35115. If the
grievance is regarding the Disability Support Services Office or
specifically names the Disability Compliance Officer, also the Director of
Disability Services, then the complainant may chose to address it to the
Disability Compliance Committee, c/o the EO Officer, Station 6055,
University of Montevallo, Montevallo, Al 35115.
- A complaint must be filed within 60 calendar days of the alleged act(s)
of discrimination or the complainant becoming aware of the alleged
violation. A student who wishes to file a complaint as a result of an
alleged action in a class in which the student is presently enrolled may
file at the time of the alleged incident or up to 60 days beyond the
conclusion of the term.
- An appropriate investigation shall follow filing of the complaint. The
investigation shall be conducted by the Disability Compliance Officer and
will include the Disability Compliance Committee as named by the President
of the University, or other University officials as appropriate. If the
grievance names DSS or the Disability Compliance Officer, then the EO
Officer will call the Committee and guide the investigation. Any University
personnel named in complaint will be notified within 10 calendar days of
receipt of the complaint.
- The Disability Compliance Officer, or EO Officer as appropriate, shall
issue a written determination regarding the complaint and the description of
the resolution, if any, and a copy forwarded to the complainant(s) no later
than 30 calendar days after its filing. The Disability Compliance Officer
shall maintain the confidential files and records relating to grievances for
seven (7) years.
- The student(s) may request reconsideration within 30 days of receiving
written determination from the Disability Compliance Officer. Request for
reconsideration must be made in writing to the President, University of
Montevallo, Station #6001, University of Montevallo, Montevallo, AL 35115.
The decision of the President is final.
- The right to a prompt and equitable resolution of a complaint filed
shall not be impaired by the student’s pursuit of other remedies, such as
filing a Section 504 or ADA complaint with the appropriate state or federal
- This procedure shall protect the substantive rights of the interested
persons to meet appropriate due process standards and to assure the
University of Montevallo complies with the intent of Section 504 and the ADA
and implementing regulations.