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UCLA Center for Accessible Education

Preventing and Addressing Disability Discrimination and Harassment

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 DisabilityDiscriminationor Harassmentshould 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.

More information can be found at https://www.ada.ucla.edu/.