UCLA Procedure (No Policy) 230.2 : Student Grievances Regarding Violations of Anti-Discrimination Laws or University Policies on Discrimination on Basis of Disability
In compliance with the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Public Law 93-112), as amended, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (Public Law 101-336), as amended, University of California policy prohibits unlawful discrimination on the basis of disability in its programs, services, and activities. Students who believe they have been subjected to discrimination on the basis of a disability are to follow the procedures set forth in UCLA Procedure 230.2. The purpose of this Procedure is to enable the resolution of Student grievances alleging violations of Anti-Discrimination Laws or of University policies against harassment or discrimination based on physical or mental disability, or perceived physical or mental disability, which result in harm to the Student, and to enable the resolution of Student grievances alleging that the University failed to take appropriate steps to investigate Disability Discrimination. This Procedure also applies to grievances filed by Students for conduct by Students or non-affiliates where the alleged offending behavior occurred in University programs or activities.
Per University Procedure 230.2, a student has the right to file a grievance if they believe they have been discriminated against or denied an accommodation on the basis of disability. A student who complains about Disability Discrimination or Harassment should be referred to the ADA/504 Compliance Office for assistance.
Disability-Based Discrimination includes:
- Exclusion of a qualified student, on the basis of disability, from participation in any academic, research, or other University service, program, or activity;
- The denial of a qualified student, on the basis of disability, of the benefits of any academic, research, or other University service, program, or activity;
- Otherwise subjecting a qualified student, on the basis of disability, to discrimination in any academic, research, or other University service, program, or activity.
Disability-Based Harassment includes:
- Verbal acts and name-calling; graphic and written statements which may include use of cell phones or the Internet;
- Other conduct that may be physically threatening, harmful, or humiliating.
The Grievance Process Strives to Be:
Prompt, equitable, confidential, accessible, and retaliation-free. Once the grievance process is initiated, the ADA/504 Compliance and Grievance Officer will conduct an investigation into the student's claims and submit a written report within sixty days of the initial receipt of the grievance. If you believe you have experienced discrimination or harassment on the basis of disability, please contact UCLA’s ADA/504 Compliance Office.