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File: Ethical & Responsible Conduct Policies > Anti-Discrimination Policies

Disability Anti-Discrimination

Policy Summary

As Fort Lewis College does not discriminate against any person with a disability and provides equal opportunity and reasonable accommodations for persons with documented disabilities, the Disability Anti-Discrimination Policy sets forth procedures for handling complaints of discrimination due to disability from students and employees of Fort Lewis College.

Policy Owner

Vice President for Student Affairs

Approval Date

March 11, 2015

Effective Date

March 11, 2015

Search Terms

vpsa, d, disability, anti-discrimination

Scheduled for Review

 Spring 2020

Statement of Policy

    1. It is the policy of Fort Lewis College to ensure that all College goods, services, facilities, privileges, advantages and accommodations are meaningfully accessible to qualified persons with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and other pertinent federal, state and local disability anti-discrimination laws.
    2. Fort Lewis College does not discriminate against any person with a disability and provides equal opportunity and reasonable accommodations for persons with documented disabilities.  Fort Lewis College will comply with any federal, state or local laws which protect individuals with disabilities.
    3. This policy applies to the goods, services, facilities, privileges, advantages and accommodations offered by Fort Lewis College either directly or through contractual, licensing or other arrangements.  This policy is neither exhaustive nor exclusive.

Reporting Discrimination

    1. Initial inquiries may be made to Director for Disability Services, 280 Noble Hall, (970) 247-7459.
    2. If an individual wishes to notify the College of possible discrimination and requires resolution, he or she must complete the College’s Complaint form with the Equal Opportunity Coordinator.  Complaints, both informal and formal, alleging discrimination because of the complainant’s disability will be handled under the Fort Lewis College Discrimination Grievance Procedures.

Responsibilities 

For following policy:  All students and employees regardless of their employment classification.

For enforcement of policy:  Director for Disability Services, and Equal Opportunity Coordinator

For oversight of policy:  Vice President for Student Affairs

For notification:  Policy Librarian

For procedures implementing policy:  Equal Opportunity Coordinator

Cross-Referenced Policies

Fort Lewis College Grievance Procedure

Revision History

This policy was initially approved on March 22, 2006. It was revised on December 6, 2013 to rename the "Grievance Procedure" section as "Reporting Discrimination" and in that section to rename the "Grievance Procedure for the Resolution of Complaints of Unlawful Discrimination, Discriminatory Harassment, and Sexual Harassment" as "Fort Lewis College Discrimination Grievance Procedure." Minor changes were authorized by the Vice President for Student Affairs on March 11, 2015 to add the policy summary and state the responsibilities for the policy.