The ADA and Section 504 Accommodations Committee shall assist the Office of Disability Services in the resolution of requests for reasonable accommodations by students, employees and applicants for employment. In addition, the Committee may assist the Affirmative Action Office, upon request, in the resolution of discrimination complaints alleging failure to provide reasonable accommodation and or ability to perform. In cases involving the purchase of equipment or aids to perform the essential functions of a job or to complete/participate in a course of study, the Committee’s decision will be final and will be reported to the Coordinator of the Office of Disability Services.
In cases involving students, the ADA and Section 504 Accommodations Committee shall consist of one person from the Office of Disability Services, one person from the Affirmative Action Office and one person from the department conducting the course of study and/or the appropriate college. In cases involving employees and applicants for employment, the Committee shall consist of one person from the Office of Disability Services, one person from the Affirmative Action Office, one person from the Department of Human Resources Development and Labor Relations and one person from the department which employs or will employ the person requesting the accommodation. In cases involving questions with regard to whether a requested accommodation would constitute a fundamental alteration of the essential requirements of a program or course of study the committee will consist of one person from Affirmative Action, one from ODS, and no less than three faculty members from the Department or Program and/or the appropriate college. Essential requirements are those that are determined to be fundamental to the course or program.
The Committee may be convened by the Coordinator of the Office of Disability Services or the Director of the Affirmative Action Office. If there are technical and/or compliance issues, the Committee may request the assistance of the University Legal Counsel and such other experts on campus as appropriate.