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  • Grievance Discrimination Complaint Procedures

Disability Resource Center

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  • Grievance/Discrimination Complaint Procedures

    University policy prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, sex (gender, sexual harassment), age, national origin, ethnicity, physical or mental disabilities, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, status as a disabled veteran or veteran of the Vietnam Era, and any other group protected by civil rights laws. Discrimination means unequal treatment or harassment based upon any of these group characteristics.

    Retaliation against a complainant for filing a complaint, or against witnesses for providing testimony during an investigation, is also prohibited and can be filed as a separate charge under these procedures.

    This grievance process shall apply to situations where a student has followed the established procedures to request accommodations on the basis of disability and the request has been denied or otherwise not provided.

    1. Written or emailed complaints should be filed within 30 days of the date the incident occurred with the Director of Disability Resource Center, Greg Toutges.
    2. If an agreeable informal resolution is not reached, the student should file a complaint under the Equal Opportunity and Nondiscrimination Policy to the Designated Officer, Ashley Atteberry: ashley.atteberry@mnstate.edu, 218-477-2174, Owens Hall 206.
    3. File a complaint directly with the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, by calling 800-421-3481 (Voice) 800-877-8339 (TTY) or the Minnesota Department of Human Rights by calling 800-657-3704 (Voice) or 800-627-3529 (MRS/TTY). The Statute of Limitations for filing a complaint with OCR is 180 days from the time the incident occurred.