Notify Barriers: Grievance Procedures
Access is a civil right. Programs at the University must be readily accessible to and usable by people with disabilities. The University is not barrier-free, but reasonable modifications will be made to guarantee program access. All modifications’ requests will be given due process and consideration. Students can file a grievance when they have been denied or have limited participation in the benefits of any program based solely on a disability.
Students are encouraged to discuss their concerns with their Disability Services coordinator or with the director. If the grievance is not resolved informally or a student wishes to pursue a formal complaint or grievance, the following options are available:
Report barriers by using the online barrier report. This method does not constitute a formal complaint or grievance. The University will attempt to follow up in a timely manner as the information provided permits.
Contact the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Team. Co-chairs: Bernadine Gantert at 406.243.5306 and Erin Guzik at 406.243.5617.
File a complaint by contacting the Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Office.
File a complaint with external entities that include:
- Montana Human Rights Bureau
- U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights (OCR)
- U.S. Department of Justice
For academic concerns, follow Student Concerns recommended by the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.