Point Loma Nazarene University and the Disability Resource Center are committed to full compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments of 2008. However, the university provides a process for a student to appeal a policy or decision he or she feels is not in compliance.
Students are encouraged to work with the person most directly involved to resolve the matter informally, before beginning a formal process. If the matter is not resolved informally, students have the right to initiate a formal appeal.
The formal appeal must be in writing describing a statement of the complaint, a narrative of the incident, a description of the evidence on which the complaint is based, how it violates Section 504 and/or the ADA, what has already been done to resolve the issue, desired outcomes and any additional supporting documentation. The written statement must be submitted to the Associate Dean, Student Success and Wellness within 5 school days of the decision/complaint. The Associate Dean for Student Success and Wellness will notify the appropriate parties in writing with the final decision within 15 school days of receipt of the formal appeal. The final appeal for decisions is with the Associate Dean for Student Success and Wellness or designee.