Section 504/ADA Grievance Procedure
The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown is committed to providing supportive services to students with disabilities and will make every effort to provide the student with reasonable accommodations based on a documented disability.
Generally, students are pleased with the granted accommodations determined by the Office of Disability Services. However, should a student disagree with the determination of eligibility or reasonable accommodations, he or she is encouraged to do the following:
- Immediately, within fifteen (15) calendar days after a student receives a decision from the Office of Disability Services, contact Dr. Theresa M. Horner, Executive Director, Office Health & Counseling Services/Disability Services, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, G-10 Student Union Building, Johnstown, PA 15904 and indicate his or her disagreement. The student should then submit a written request for reconsideration and may provide any additional documentation for the review by the Documentation Review Committee. All requests must be written and signed by the student.
- If the student is not satisfied with the Documentation Review Committee’s decision the student may submit a written request to Dr. Shawn Brooks, Vice President for Student Affairs, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, 142 Student Union Building, Johnstown, PA 15904 within thirty (30) days of the Documentation Review Committee’s Decision. All requests must be written and signed by the student. Once a determination is rendered by Dr. Brooks the student is to indicate his or her agreement with the decision. Should the student remain dissatisfied, Dr. Brooks will provide the student with the contact information of the University Compliance Officer who has been designated to coordinate the University’s Section 504 and ADA compliance efforts.