PURPOSE AND SCOPE
Southern Methodist University (“SMU”) is committed to providing equal educational opportunities for qualified students with disabilities. Accordingly, the University complies with federal and state laws and regulations, including the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended (the “ADA”), and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (“Section 504”), and does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the administration of its education-related programs and activities.
Any SMU student who believes that he or she has been subjected to discrimination on the basis of disability, including assertions of an erroneous adverse eligibility determination, of the denial of access to services or accommodations required by law, or of the failure of a faculty or staff member to properly implement the approved academic adjustments or auxiliary aids in an approved accommodation plan, has the right to seek a review of such concerns. Students are strongly encouraged to seek resolution of the complaint first with the Disability Accommodations & Success Strategies office (“DASS”), but they can also file a complaint with the Office of Institutional Access and Equity (“IAE”) at any time under University Policy, titled Needs of Persons with Disabilities.