Appalachian State University is committed to providing an institutional environment free from discriminiation and harassment to the Appalachian community, including students, faculty, staff and others who participate in University Programs, activities, or conduct business on behalf of the University.
In accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (504) and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), no qualified individual with a disability in the United States shall be excluded from, denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity that receives federal financial assistance.
The Office of Disability Resources (ODR) is responsible for oversight of compliance with Section 504 and the ADA. ODR leads the collaboration of University efforts related to accessibility and assists eligible students, faculty, staff and visitors with disabilities by determining access needs and coordinating academic adjustments or workplace accommodations. Additionally, ODR has been identified and tasked as the administrative office responsible for reviewing and investigating prohibited conduct matters governed by Policy 110 Discrimination & Harassment pertaining to disability.
The Office of Disability Resources will conduct a timely and impartial review of concerns to ensure a prompt and equitable resolution. The ADA/504 Coordinator, or designee will confer with relevant campus administrators as needed to resolve concerns.
Options for reporting such concerns are outlined below. All concerns should be reported as soon as possible.
Report an Access Concern
Report an Access Concern
Individuals who encounter a barrier to access (physical, programmatic, parking, etc.) on the basis of disability at Appalachian State University, may report using the Access Concern form.
Upon receipt the ADA/504 Coordinator, or designee, will conduct a timely and impartial review of concerns. Relevant campus administrators will be consulted as needed to resolve concerns.
Report a Digital Access Barrier
Individuals who encounter a disability-barrier or access concern with digital content/materials or technology may report to ITS.
Upon receipt, ITS or designee will conduct a timely and impartial review. Relevant campus administrators will be consulted as needed to resolve barriers. App State will provide its initial response to the complainant within two (2) business days. App State will resolve the complaint within seven (7) business days by either remediating or resolving the access barrier and provide notice of the resolution to the complainant.