Prohibited Discrimination

Reporting an ADA grievance

The University of Alaska Anchorage is committed to creating an inclusive and diverse community where everyone is safe and welcomed.

Reporting a grievance

The office of Equity and Compliance assesses and, when necessary, investigates all complaints alleging a violation of University policy. 

It is the policy of University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) not to discriminate on the basis of disability. UAA has adopted an internal grievance procedure providing for prompt and equitable resolution of complaints alleging any action prohibited by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). Section 504 and the ADA prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability in any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.

Grievance Procedure

  1. Grievances may be submitted to the coordinator through the online reporting form by completing the UAA discrimination report form (link to maxient), containing the name and address of the person filing it. The complaint must state the problem or action alleged to be discriminatory and the remedy or relief sought. If desired, a hard copy of the grievance form is available from UAA  Equity and Compliance.
  2. The ADA/504 Coordinator (or designee) will conduct an investigation of the complaint. This investigation may be informal, but it will be thorough, affording all involved persons an opportunity to submit information relevant to the complaint.
  3. The ADA/504 Coordinator will issue a written decision regarding the inquiry/investigation into the matter. The ADA/504 Coordinator will maintain the files and records relating to the complaints filed.
  4. The person filing the report may appeal the decision of the ADA/504 Coordinator in writing at uaa_titleix@alaska.edu or submit the appeal document at 3980 University Lake Drive - University Lake Building, within 15 calendar days from the date of the ADA/504 Coordinator’s decision. A UA ADA/ 504 Professional shall issue a written decision in response to the appeal no later than 30 days after its filing.

The availability and use of this grievance procedure does not prevent a person from filing a complaint of discrimination on the basis of disability with the US Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights.

To the extent possible, privacy will be maintained throughout the investigation of a complaint of unlawful discrimination or harassment.

Appeal of OEC disability-related grievance decision protocol:

The person filing the report may appeal the decision of the ADA/504 Coordinator in writing at uaa_titleix@alaska.edu or submit the appeal document at 3980 University Lake Drive - University Lake Building, within 15 calendar days from the date of the ADA/504 Coordinator’s decision. A UA ADA/ 504 Professional shall issue a written decision in response to the appeal no later than 30 days after its filing.

Accommodations

Employees wishing to request ADA accommodations should reach out HR: https://alaska.edu/hr/ada/

Students wishing to request ADA accommodations should contact the Disability Support Services Office

For questions or concerns, please contact the UAA ADA/504 Coordinator

Sara Childress

ULB 102

907-786-6086

sgchildress@alaska.edu

ADA/504 Coordinator Responsibilities

UAF's ADA/504 coordinator is responsible for monitoring compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and titles II and III of the Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as state civil rights requirements regarding discrimination and harassment based on disability. The 504 coordinator oversees UAA and the UA system’s prevention and education efforts; implements the institution's complaint procedures; responds to reports and complaints; conducts inquiries and investigations; identifies and addresses patterns; and assesses effects on the campus climate so UAA can address issues that affect the wider campus community. To report an incident, you can contact the coordinator directly or submit it online.