6. What happens after I file my grievance?

After receiving your grievance, the ADA/Section 504 Compliance Officer, or their designee, will investigate. The investigation may include, but may not be limited to, interviews with: (a) you; (b) the person(s), if any, who allegedly discriminated against you; and (c) any other person the investigator believes to have relevant knowledge concerning your grievance. The investigator will also consider any written evidence that is given to him/ her.

After completing the investigation, the investigator will review the factual information gathered through the investigation to determine whether discrimination has occurred or the ADA or University policy has been otherwise violated. The investigator will consider all of the factual information, all the circumstances, and the context in which any alleged incident(s) occurred.

The investigator will then prepare a written report which will include: (1) the results of the investigation; (2) a determination as to whether the allegations of discrimination were confirmed or unfounded; and (3) if any further internal referrals of the matter will be made. A copy of the report will be sent to you, and a copy will be sent to the respondent, the relevant Department Head, and other parties as required depending on the grievance.