Disabilities: Discrimination and Retaliation against Students with Disabilities is Prohibited

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Type: 
Procedure
Category: 
Students
Department: 
Disability Resources
Phone: 
(541) 463-3010
Primary Contact: 
Terrie Minner
Contact Email: 
Narrative: 

Purpose: The following procedures can be implemented to ensure that the college does not discriminate or retaliate against disabled students related to:

  • their ability to successfully participate in or complete courses
  • their course enrollment or re-enrollment
  • previously filed grievances or complaints
  1. TUITION IMPACT: If a student is unable to continue to participate in a course because of disability-related reasons, the college has a process for requesting a refund and will consider issues of disability in that decision. Students can fill out the Petition for Exception to the Refund Policy form. This completed form, along with appropriate supporting documentation, should be submitted to Enrollment and Student Financial Services. Students will be notified of the college's decision and can follow up if there are questions.  Disability Resources can provide support and consultation for completing this process.  
  2. ELIGIBILITY FOR FINANCIAL AID IMPACT: If a student is unable to continue to participate in a course because of disability-related reasons and is notified that he/she is suspended from further financial aid because of not meeting the criteria for Satisfactory Academic Progress, the college has a Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal form. Students can submit this completed form, along with appropriate supporting documentation, to Enrollment and Student Financial Services.  Students will be notified of the college's decision and can follow up if there are questions.  Disability Resources can provide support and consultation for completing this process.
  3. PROGRAM SUCCESS IMPACT: If a student is unable to continue a course or program because he or she must take a disability-related leave of absence or withdrawal, the college will not discriminate against that student during re-enrollment.  The student will contact the division dean for the department offering the course and the division dean will consult with both Disability Resources and the student to determine an appropriate solution for that particular student's re-enrollment request.
  4. NON-DISCRIMINATION/RETALIATION IMPACT: The college will not allow previous disability-related complaints or grievances to be a factor in any enrollment or re-enrollment decisions for students with disabilities. Each individual situation will be reviewed based on the circumstances related to the request to enroll or reenroll.

Lane Community College is committed to providing an atmosphere conducive to learning and free from discrimination, harassment and retaliation. Lane is committed to equal opportunity in education and employment. Students and employees have a legally protected right to a working and learning environment that is free from discrimination and harassment and free from retaliation.

Lane prohibits discrimination in admissions, employment and access to Lane's programs, activities and services on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, marital status, family relationship, sexual orientation, age, pregnancy, disability, religion, expunged juvenile record, or veteran status.

Date Adopted: 
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Date Last Reviewed: 
Wednesday, February 1, 2012