Grievance Procedures

In accordance with civil rights legislation and Monmouth College’s commitment, it is the policy of the College not to discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital or veteran status in matters of admissions, employment, housing, or services or in the educational programs or activities it operates.

It is also College policy to ensure no qualified student with a disability is denied the benefits of, excluded from participation in, or otherwise subjected to discrimination in any College program or activity.

In response to a request made by a qualified student with a documented disability who is registered with the Accessibility Services Office, the College will arrange, at no cost to the student, for the provision of educational auxiliary aids, including sign language interpreters, real-time captioners, note takers, readers, and tutors determined by the College to be necessary to afford the student with a disability the opportunity for full participation in college programs.

If a Monmouth student believes any College personnel have discriminated against them because of a disability, they have the right to seek a review of such concerns and should reach out to the Vice President and Dean for Equity and Well-being, Michelle Merritt.

If you believe that the decision regarding your request through the Accessibility Service Office is unjust or not in line with your circumstances, you have the right to appeal through the grievance process. Below are the steps to initiate an appeal:

  1.  Prepare a written appeal detailing the reasons why you believe the initial decision should be reconsidered. Be sure to include any additional documentation or information that supports your case.
  2. Submit your written appeal to the Vice President and Dean for Equity and Well-being, Michelle Merritt

  3. If necessary, be prepared to attend any meetings scheduled as part of the appeals process. This may provide an opportunity for you to present your case and address any questions or concerns.

  4. After submitting your appeal, await a decision from Dean Merritt. The College will review your appeal and any supporting documentation before reaching a determination.

  5. If you have any questions or need clarification throughout the appeals process, do not hesitate to reach out to Dean Merritt for guidance.

Remember that the grievance process is in place to ensure fairness and transparency in decision-making. Your appeal will be carefully considered, and every effort will be made to reach a resolution that is equitable for all parties involved.