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Resources for Students with Disabilities

If you’re a student with a disability, a number of college and community resources exist to help you meet your educational and personal goals.

Resources

Complaints & Concerns

  • DISCRIMINATION OR HARASSMENT ON THE BASIS OF DISABILITY

    Chemeketa prohibits any college employee, representative or student from harassing or discriminating against another person on the basis of disability and will promptly attend to complaints.

    If you’ve been harassed or discriminated against, report your concern through these steps.

  • ACCOMMODATION DISAGREEMENTS WITH Acccessibility SERVICES STAFF

    If you cannot directly resolve an issue with a Student Accessibility Services staff member or if you do not feel comfortable discussing it directly with the individual, please contact the Director of Student Accessibility Services Karen Alexander at 503.399.5192

    If you have concerns regarding your accommodation services or the Director of Student Accessibility Services, call the Executive Dean of Student Development and Learning Resources at 503.589.7619.

    Process –

    • The supervisor will attempt to resolve your concerns regarding the staff member
    • The supervisor may contact other necessary staff in an effort to clarify and resolve the situation
    • Most situations are positively resolved through supervisor support and mediation
    • You and other involved parties will be notified by the supervisor of progress, findings or resolution within fourteen business days
    • Due to the urgency of many issues, it is likely that many problems will be resolved much sooner

    At any time during this informal resolutions process, you may choose to submit a complaint or file a formal grievance.

  • ACCOMMODATION DISAGREEMENTS WITH OTHER COLLEGE EMPLOYEES & DEPARTMENTS

    Process 

    • Discuss your concerns with your accommodation specialist
    • Your accommodation specialist will assist you in resolving concerns by clarifying your concerns and facilitating communication with the staff person, program, department or organization
    • Your accommodation specialist may contact the appropriate department chair, dean or other staff in an effort to clarify and resolve the situation
    • Most situations are positively resolved through the accommodation specialist's support and mediation
    • You and other involved parties will be notified by your accommodation specialist of progress, findings or resolution within fourteen business days
    • Due to the urgency of many issues, it is likely that many problems will be resolved much sooner

    At any time during this informal resolutions process, you may choose to submit a complaint or file a formal grievance.

  • OTHER RESOURCES FOR REPORTING DISCRIMINATION

    If you experience disability discrimination outside of the college, you may file a complaint with these organizations 

    U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights

    915 Second Avenue, Room 3310
    Seattle, WA 98174-1099
    Phone: 1.206.220.7900
    Fax: 1.206.220.7887

    Disability Rights Oregon

    620 SW Fifth Avenue, Suite 500
    Portland, OR 97204
    Phone: 503.243.2081 or 1.800.452.1694
    TTY: 503.323.9161 or 1.800.556.5351
    Fax: 1.800.513.2321