UW-Whitewater University Handbook
NONDISCRIMINATION ON BASIS OF DISABILITY
(Per Regent Policy Directive 96-6)
SOURCE: Office of the Chancellor, Chancellor's Committee on Disability
I. POLICY STATEMENT
The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is committed to making individuals
with disabilities full participants in its programs, services and activities
through its compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. The Board of Regents
recognizes that individuals with disabilities may need accommodations to
have equally effective opportunities to participate in or benefit from
the university's programs, services, and activities.
It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater that no otherwise
qualified individual with a disability shall be denied access to or participation
in any program, service, or activity offered by the university. Individuals
with disabilities have a right to request accommodations to their needs
in order to fully participate in or benefit from the university's programs,
services, and activities in a nondiscriminatory, integrated setting.
The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and any of its agents shall not
coerce, intimidate, retaliate against, or discriminate against any individual
for exercising a right under the ADA or Section 504, or for assisting or
supporting another to exercise a right under the ADA or Section 504. The
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater will not give significant assistance
to an agency, organization, or person that discriminates on the basis of
disability in providing any aid, benefit, or service to beneficiaries of
the university's programs.
Disability means, with respect to an individual:
a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of
the person's major life activities;
a history of such an impairment; or
being regarded as having such an impairment.
A Qualified Individual with a Disability is someone who (with or without
accommodations) meets the essential eligibility requirements for participating
in programs, services, and activities provided by UW-Whitewater.
Accommodation means adjustments including reasonable modifications to rules,
policies, or practices; environmental adjustments such as the removal of
architectural, communication, or transportation barriers; or auxiliary
aids and services. Examples of accommodations include, but are not limited
to: alternative testing, extended time, scribe, interpreter, environment
free of distractions, brailled material, taped lectures, and computer assisted
Essential Eligibility Requirements means the academic or other technical
standards required for admission to or participation in UW-Whitewater programs,
services, or activities which an individual must be able to meet with or
Individual means any person applying for admission to or participation
in a program, service, or activity of the university, or any person currently
participating in a program, service, or activity of the university.
UW System Administration
The President of the University of Wisconsin System shall appoint and maintain
an Advisory Committee to provide information and recommendations relating
to individuals with disabilities.
The President of the University of Wisconsin System shall designate a Person
or office to be a resource to the President's Advisory Committee, to act
as a liaison to other agencies, and to assure that each institution has
developed the procedures required by this policy.
UW-Whitewater's Chancellor has appointed an advisory committee, including
students, to provide information and recommendations responsive to the
needs and concerns of individuals with disabilities. This committee is
titled the Chancellor's Committee on Disability Concerns. The purpose of
the committee is to identify and deal with campus wide concerns of persons
with disabilities and to make recommendations to the Chancellor resolving
problems and/or concerns that are brought to the attention of the committee.
|1 representative Faculty/Staff from each College
|1 representative Technology & Information Resources
|1 representative Registrar
|1 representative Administrative Affairs
|1 representative Residence Life
|1 representative University Health & Counseling Services
|1 representative Communicative Disorders
|1 student S.A.S.
|1 representative Project Assist
|2 representatives Disabled Student Services
|2 students WSG
|Section 504/ADA Compliance Officer, ex-officio
|The Chancellor, ex-officio
IV. FACILITY ASSESSIBILITY
Applicants or students who believe that they may have been subject to discrimination
on the basis of disability in any campus program, activity, or service
should contact: Compliance Officer, Section 504 and ADA Regulations (non-employment),
1004 Roseman Hall (414) 472-4711. Employees should contact: Compliance
Coordinator, Section 504 and ADA Regulations (employment) Office of Equal
Opportunity, Hyer Hall.
UW-Whitewater will make available in suitable formats (e.g., enlarged,
For the Students: UW-Whitewater's Reasonable Modification Procedures Staff
Memo 8/15/96, which allows an individual, including both prospective and
current students, to disclose a disabling condition and request accommodations
believed needed to obtain equal access to and participation in university
programs, services, and activities (See Appendix 1);
For Employees: Policy and Procedures for Disability Accommodations document,
which is a procedure for providing accommodations (See Appendix 2).
Disabled Student Services (DSS) shall maintain data on the nature and extent
of the services provided to individuals with disabilities. System administration
has data collection requirements as part of the operational guidelines
for implementing this policy.
UW-Whitewater shall provide accommodations to allow individuals with disabilities
to participate in or benefit from the university and its programs, services,
and activities in the most integrated setting appropriate.
UW-Whitewater's Equal Opportunity Discrimination Complaint Procedures,
and Appeals and Grievances Procedures provide for prompt and equitable
resolution of complaints alleging any action that would violate Title II
of the ADA or Section 504. These procedures are applicable to any anticipated
complaint, including an appeal of a denied accommodation request (See Appendix
UW-Whitewater will not place a surcharge on a particular individual with
a disability or any group of individuals with disabilities to cover the
costs of measures that are required to comply with the provisions of Section
504 and the ADA.
UW-Whitewater will provide funding for auxiliary aids while an individual's
application for funding by other agencies is being reviewed.
UW-Whitewater's Office of Equal Opportunity, DSS, and The Chancellor's
Committee for Disability Concerns shall provide periodic in service training
for faculty and staff to develop their awareness and understanding of the
needs of individuals with disabilities and legal compliance issues. Departments
can request training from the Office of Equal Opportunity, Hyer Hall.
Individuals with Disabilities
Each individual is responsible for making timely and complete disclosures
and specific requests regarding accommodations to meet his or her particular
needs in order to enable UW-Whitewater to provide an appropriate response.
It is strongly recommended that requests for accommodations be made at
least eight weeks prior to the date they would be needed to avoid delays
which could affect participation in a program, service, or activity. To
make a disclosure or request, employees may use the Personal Edit Sheet,
which is sent to each employee at the commencement of each academic year,
or by contacting the office of Equal Opportunity and requesting form DER
DAY 10 (See Appendix 4).
Each individual seeking accommodation based on a disability shall demonstrate
initiative in obtaining and arranging accommodations. If requested, UW-Whitewater
will assist an individual in making the necessary applications for funding
from other agencies.
Each individual is required to submit documentation verifying his or her
disability and limitations which is appropriately current and prepared
by a qualified professional. Individuals submitting incomplete information
may be asked to provide additional evaluations needed to determine the
individual's eligibility for an accommodation or what constitutes an appropriate
UW-Whitewater shall not require an individual with a disability to accept
an accommodation, aid, service, opportunity, or benefit under any circumstances.
Students with disabilities are expected to abide by the student conduct
code in the same manner as all students.
V. EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES
Structural changes in existing facilities are not required when other methods
provide program accessibility. Existing facilities shall be made readily
accessible to qualified individuals with disabilities, through such means
Redesigning equipment or the facility after case review.
Providing appropriate signage.
Reassigning classes, staff, or services to accessible sites.
Delivering health, advisory, and support services at accessible sites.
Remodeling projects which affect the usability of a facility or any part
of a facility shall, to the maximum extent feasible, be completed in such
a manner that the facility is readily accessible to and usable by persons
UW-Whitewater has adopted and published guidelines for disabled student
building evacuation due to fire and tornado (See Appendix 5).
The Campus Projects Coordinator is responsible for overseeing that each
facility, part of a facility, major renovation, or addition constructed
by, on behalf of, or for the use of UW-Whitewater must be designed and
constructed in such a manner that the facility is readily accessible to
and usable by persons with disabilities as outlined in ADA.
UW-Whitewater will make contractual or lease agreements for the use of
off-campus facilities that reflect efforts to secure accessibility. Any
program, service, or activity in that facility must be accessible.
Admissions or Enrollment
No information regarding an applicant's disability may be solicited to
determine admission to UW-Whitewater. However, such inquiries may be made
after an individual has been admitted for purposes of providing appropriate
The number or proportion of individuals with disabilities who will be admitted
or enrolled to UW-Whitewater may not be limited solely on the basis of
Tests administered for purposes of admission, enrollment, or placement
may not discriminate.
Before tests are selected and administered, UW-Whitewater first should
confirm that assessments do not discriminate by ensuring that:
Tests are selected and administered so that the results reflect aptitude
or achievement level, or whatever other factor the test purports to measure,
rather than the applicant's disability, unless the existence of a disability
must be determined to allow an individual access to a program, service,
or activity established for individuals with disabilities.
The tests administered to individuals with disabilities are available as
regularly and in as timely manner as are other admissions tests. The individual
is responsible for making special needs known in a timely manner.
If a program is not wholly operated by UW-Whitewater, but requires student
participation (for example, internships, co-op, and student teaching assignments),
UW-Whitewater shall attempt to assure that these activities, as a whole,
provide an equal opportunity for the participation of individuals with
Prospective enrollees of UW-Whitewater's outreach programs are responsible
for making requests for any special modifications or auxiliary aids. Registration
forms and program announcements must allow applicants to identify special
needs and request accommodation.
ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS--Academic requirements shall be modified, as necessary,
so that they do not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities.
PROGRAM EXAMINATIONS AND EVALUATION--Examinations or other procedures for
evaluating an individual's academic achievements should, where necessary,
be adapted to permit evaluating the achievement of individuals who have
a disability, rather than reflecting the individual's disability.
ACADEMIC SUPPORT SERVICES--No participant with a disability in a UW-Whitewater
program or activity shall be denied the benefits of, be excluded from participation
in, or be otherwise discriminated against in the provision of educational
support services available to all individuals in general.
All auxiliary aids, services, or other accommodations used by individuals
with disabilities to provide access to UW-Whitewater's programs, services,
and activities need not be on hand or present at all times.
UW-Whitewater does not provide individuals with disabilities with personal
devices or assistance for personal use, including but not limited to wheelchairs,
eye glasses, hearing aids, personal assistance for eating or dressing,
or readers for personal use.
Accommodations shall not fundamentally alter the nature of the program,
service, or activity; require waiver of essential program or licensure
requirements; violate accreditation requirements; unnecessarily intrude
on academic freedom; or pose an undue fiscal or administrative burden on
UW-Whitewater retains authority in determining appropriate accommodations
after giving consideration to the request of the individual, the documentation
provided, and institutional expertise in working with individuals with
Physical Education, Athletic, and Related Activities
UW-Whitewater requires that all physical education courses, intercollegiate
and intramural athletics, and related activities, taken as a whole, provide
an equal opportunity for the participation of qualified individuals with
a disability. Individuals who cannot participate in standard physical education
courses or compete in athletic programs with or without accommodation because
of a disability may be offered alternates that are separate or different,
provided that the programs and activities are operated in the most integrated
setting appropriate. If accommodations are not possible in a required course,
a procedure for requesting a substitution should be available.
Health and Counseling Services, Insurance Availability
Where UW-Whitewater provides University Health and Counseling Services
and endorses insurance plans, it shall afford these benefits to qualified
persons with disabilities in a manner consistent with ADA. The University
Health and Counseling Services must provide the same types and levels of
service for all students, non-disabled and disabled. In addition, the University
Health and Counseling Services should be prepared to provide individuals
with disabilities with information about where specialized health services
may be obtained if possible, if these services are not provided at the
ON-CAMPUS HOUSING--Where UW-Whitewater provides on-campus housing/food
services, it shall provide comparable, convenient, and accessible services
at the same cost to individuals with disabilities.
OFF-CAMPUS HOUSING--The Whitewater Student Government private off-campus
housing list shall identify those units that are accessible to individuals
Financial aid awards may take into account the special needs of individuals
with disabilities. Adjustments to awards as allowed by the rules or regulations
governing the financial aid program may be made by Financial Aid.
As part of the University of Wisconsin System, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
complies with Title 1 of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section
504 so that students with disabilities have an equal opportunity to participate
in institutional employment opportunities.
Advising, Counseling, and Placement Services
UW-Whitewater shall not counsel or advise qualified individuals with disabilities
toward more restrictive career objectives than non-disabled individuals
with similar interests. This does not preclude providing factual information
about licensing and certification requirements that may present obstacles
to individuals with disabilities in their pursuit of particular careers.
Before providing official recognition or assistance to fraternities, sororities,
or other campus organizations, UW-Whitewater shall request and obtain assurance
that the organization does not permit actions prohibited by this policy.
Date: August 15, 1996
To: UW-Whitewater Faculty and Staff
Re: Reasonable Modifications
This procedure was developed for UW-Whitewater instructional staff to
follow in the event that requests are received for reasonable modifications
under the Section 504/ADA regulations. They have been reviewed by the UW
System Section 504/ADA Coordinator.
Reasonable Modification Procedure
Instructional staff need to make known to their students that if they require
"reasonable modifications" they need to meet with the instructor to discuss
those needs. There should be a printed statement to that effect in the
course syllabus and the instructor should make a verbal invitation at the
first class session.
If the staff member believes that s/he can provide appropriate modification
based on the request of the individual absent any other information, the
staff member should feel free to do so. However, if costs are involved
in the request and the staff member wants a source outside his/her department
to pay for the requested modifications; assurance of disability documentation;
or, appropriateness of the requested modification(s), a referral to Disabled
Student Services (DSS) must be made.
Upon referral to Disabled Student Services, the student must:
Sign a request for services based on the presence of a disability;
Provide appropriate diagnostic information that establishes that s/he is
a qualified individual with a disability; and,
Request in writing the reasonable modification(s) sought to accommodate
the qualifying disability.
Based on the documentation provided, determination will be made by DSS
staff as to:
Whether or not the individual has a qualifying disability;
Appropriateness of requested modification(s), and,
Approval/disapproval of his/her requested reasonable modification(s).
(If the individual does not agree with the determination, an appeal of
the initial determination may be made to the institutional Section 504/ADA
Disabled Student Services arranges (in consultation with instructional
staff) to provide appropriate reasonable modifications.
Examples of common reasonable modifications include: adapted testing (reader/writer/monitor);
note taker, taped/large print materials; reader/writer service; and, library
and lab assistants.
POLICY AND PROCEDURES FOR DISABILITY ACCOMMODATIONS
FOR UWW EMPLOYEES
SOURCE: Offices of the Provost and Assistant to the Chancellor for Equal
Opportunity, Chancellor's Committee on Disability Concerns.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater to provide
reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities who
are employees or applicants for employment. Reasonable accommodations will
be provided in a timely and cost-effective manner. Questions regarding
this policy should be addressed to UW-Whitewater's Assistant to the Chancellor
for Equal Opportunity.
A. "Disabled individual." The term "disability" has the same meaning
as "handicap" in state and federal law. [111.32 Wis. St.; ADA, 42 U.S.
Code 12101 et.seq; and the Rehabilitation Act, 29 U.S. Code 794.]
A person is "handicapped" or has a "disability" if he or she:
B. "Major life activities." Include functions such as caring for one's
self, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, etc.
has a mental or physical impairment which substantially limits one or more
of such person's major life activities;
has a record of such impairment; or
is regarded as having such an impairment.
C. "Qualified individual with a disability." An individual who, with
or without reasonable accommodation, has the education, training, and ability
to perform the essential functions of a job.
D. "Reasonable accommodation." The modification or restructuring done
at the work site or in the work environment which enables persons with
a disability to perform essential functions of a job for which they are
PROCEDURES FOR REQUESTING ACCOMMODATIONS
A. Applicants for Employment
Applicants are invited to identify themselves as persons with disabilities
on a card. Qualified applicants cannot be denied employment solely on the
basis of a need to provide a reasonable accommodation.
C. The Appeal Process
All employees will have the opportunity to identify themselves as persons
with disabilities on the Faculty/Staff Information Sheet and the Faculty
Employment Data Form.
Employees are told about their right to request reasonable accommodations:
during the orientation for all new employees.
at the time of the biennial survey to allow employees to self- identify
as persons with disabilities.
in the University Handbook.
An employee who wants to request an accommodation fills out the Disability
Request Form and gives it to his or her supervisor.
The employee will be informed of the supervisor's decision regarding the
accommodation request within ten working days.
Employees may be asked to provide verification of their disability.
The employee (or applicant) will be the primary person consulted with when
determining the most appropriate accommodation.
D. Technical Assistance Resources
If an employee disagrees with a decision regarding an accommodation request,
he or she has a right to appeal the decision.
The appeal must be in writing, stating the reason(s) for the disagreement
and sent to the Assistant to the Chancellor for Equal Opportunity within
ten working days of the initial decision.
The Assistant to the Chancellor for Equal Opportunity will review the appeal,
may request any pertinent information, and make a recommendation to the
Chancellor within 15 working days after receipt of the appeal.
The Chancellor will make the final decision regarding the appeal within
15 working days after receipt of the Assistant to the Chancellor's recommendation.
Assistant to the Chancellor for Equal Opportunity.
WI Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Field Office Supervisors or Placement
Coordinators, 608-266-3655 [TDD 608-267-7772] (East), or 608-266-4551 [TDD
Easter Seal Society of Wisconsin (Access Wisconsin). Assistance regarding
persons with physical disabilities, 608-257-3411.
Job Accommodation Network (JAN), a computerized database of accommodation
information which relates directly to job situations, 1-800-526-7234.
Director, Technical Assistance; Federal Department of Health and Human
Services, 300 Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL, 60606. 312-353-5160.
The TRACE Center of the UW-Madison Hospitals and Clinics. 608-263-2237.
Disabled Student Services, 472-4711 (John Truesdale, Director).
Chancellor's Committee on Disability Concerns, 472-5442 (Marcia Pulich,
State of Wisconsin Disabilities Rights Coordinator, 608-267-0509.
Disabilities and Business Technical Assistance Center (ADA). 1-800-949-4232.
UW-WHITEWATER DISCRIMINATION COMPLAINT PROCEDURES
SOURCE: Offices of the Chancellor, the Provost and Vice Chancellor, Office
of Equal Opportunity, Equal Opportunity Committee.
Any employee or student who has reason to believe that he or she has
been discriminated against in a University education program or activity
or in their employment, may contact the Equal Opportunity Officer in the
Office of Human Resources. Discussion or complaint can be verbal and informal;
confidentiality can be preserved unless the complaint becomes written and
formal. Informal solutions may be agreed to as an appropriate means to
resolving an issue. If resolution cannot be obtained informally, the following
formal procedures may be utilized:
Send a detailed written complaint to the Equal Opportunity Officer, stating
the specific actions considered discriminatory including time, date, place,
manner, and parties who witnessed or would know about the events.
This University follows EEOC and state guidelines. To be timely, the complaint
must be filed within 300 days of the last incident complained about.
Upon review of the initial facts, if the EO Officer concludes that, under
the law, discrimination may have occurred, an investigation will be carried
out. If the Officer concludes discrimination has not occurred, a written
report of reasons will be made to complainant. Complainants may have recourse
to state or federal agencies if they are dissatisfied with the "no discrimination"
If an investigation is commenced, it will include notice of the particulars
of the complaint to the party complained against, and the party complained
against will have 30 calendar days to respond; complainant confidentiality
cannot be preserved at this time.
The time frame for findings, conclusions, and recommendations based on
the investigation is 30 calendar days from time of receipt of the written
complaint by the EO Officer. In the spring semester, that may have to entail
accommodation of summer break into the time frame.
If the complainant is satisfied with the EO Officer's recommendations,
they will be submitted to the Chancellor for consideration and decision.
The Chancellor's decision, which may include specific actions or recommendations
for discipline, is final. A party disciplined has resort to normal appeal
procedures by policy. At that point, the EO Office phase of the case is
If the complainant is not satisfied with the findings and recommendations,
within 15 days after receipt of them, a request for an administrative review
by the Equal Opportunity Committee will be sent to the Chair of the Equal
Opportunity Committee, who will convene the Committee.
Within 45 days of receipt of the request by the Chair, the Equal Opportunity
Committee will be convened, review the record and other documents, and
render its recommendations. If the Committee needs any further information
to clarify matters, the Chair will request it and receive it in writing.
The Committee will make its recommendations to the Chancellor, who will
make the final decision within 30 days.
If the complainant is not satisfied, he or she can request administrative
review by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in Milwaukee,
WI, when Title VII issues are involved, or the Office of Civil Rights of
the U.S. Department of Education in Washington, D.C. when Title IX issues
are involved, or the Division of Equal Rights of the Wisconsin Department
of Employee Relations in Madison, WI.
Discrimination Complaint Procedures Diagram
APPEALS AND GRIEVANCES
Implementation of Non-Discrimination Statutes
Relative to University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Students
SOURCE: The Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments
of 1972 and Wisconsin Statute, s.36.12 provide collectively, and in part,
that: No student may be denied admission to, participation in, or the benefits
of, or discriminated against in any service, program, course, or facility
of the (UW) System or its institutions or centers because of the student's
race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, disability, ancestry,
age, sexual orientation, pregnancy, marital, or parental status. The Title
IX Coordinator for UW-Whitewater is the Assistant to the Chancellor for
Equal Opportunities. Title IX specifically prohibits sex discrimination
in educational institutions.
I. CRITERIA FOR DETERMINING WHETHER THE PROHIBITION ON DISCRIMINATION
HAS BEEN VIOLATED.
In determining whether discrimination in violation of s.36.12, Wisconsin
Statutes or Title IX, has occurred, the UW-Whitewater through its Office
of Equal Opportunities (OEO), shall apply state and federal statutes, regulations,
and case law relevant to the basis of discrimination being alleged, including
but not limited to such legal materials and precedents as Title VI of the
Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972,
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities
Act (ADA) of 1990, Wis. Stats. 101.223, Wis. Stats. 36.11(3)(a), the United
States Constitution, the Wisconsin Constitution, and related regulations
and case law. In any case where there is a question as to whether the action
or conduct in question violates Wis. Stats. 36.12 or Title IX, the OEO
shall consult with institutional legal counsel.
II. DEADLINE FOR FILING COMPLAINTS
III. PROCEDURES AND REMEDIES FOR VIOLATIONS
Complaints alleging a violation of Wis. Stat. 36.12 or Title IX, must be
brought forward to the Assistant to the Chancellor for Equal Opportunity
within 300 calendar days of the alleged violation.
If a complaint is made informally and orally only, the appropriate response
would be oral by way of discussion, guidance, mediation, or other informal
action. If a formal investigation is warranted or desired, the complaint
shall be in writing.
The Office of Equal Opportunities (OEO) will be responsible for:
Reviewing each complaint.
Providing procedural advice and counsel to the complainant, including referring
the complainant to another process, if appropriate (as for example, if
the issues in question are more properly handled as a grade appeal or a
Conducting the initial investigation of complaints, including receiving
written response(s) by the person(s) complained against.
Where the Office of Equal Opportunity refers a complainant to another relevant
complaint or grievance procedure, further action on the matter will be
taken in accordance with that other procedure.
Where the OEO retains jurisdiction and determines after investigation that
no discrimination in violation of s.36.12 or Title IX has occurred, the
complaint will be dismissed by the EO Officer, and the complainant and
any other interested parties will be so advised.
Where the EO Officer determines after investigation that discrimination
in violation of Wis. Stat 36.12 or Title IX has occurred, the EO Officer
Attempt to resolve the matter through mediation among the involved parties;
Recommend remedial action to eliminate the discrimination to the appropriate
Refer the matter for appropriate review and consideration of possible action
under established disciplinary procedures, where misconduct by faculty,
staff, or students appears to be involved.
The EO Officer will complete the investigation and make written findings
of facts and recommendations within 30 working days of receipt of the written
If action is taken pursuant to paragraph 4(c) above, the time limit and
procedures for such disciplinary matters shall apply.
If the EO Officer's recommendations are accepted by the parties, that will
be considered dispositive of the issues.
If the EO Officer's recommendations are not accepted by the parties, an
appeal can be taken within 10 working days of receipt of the report. The
appeal should be in writing, stating the basis and proposing alternatives
to the recommendations, and forwarded to the Assistant Chancellor for Student
The Assistant Chancellor for Student Affairs will review the record and
any other information deemed pertinent and may also recommend and/or attempt
an alternative resolution. If no resolution is achieved, the Assistant
Chancellor will forward his/her recommendations to the Chancellor within
20 working days of receipt of appeal.
The Chancellor will make the final decision within 20 working days. In
all matters involving an alleged violation of Wis. Stats. 36.12 or Title
IX, the Chancellor's decision shall be final, except that the Board of
Regents may, consistent with the Bylaws of the Board of Regents of the
University of Wisconsin System, conduct a review on the record.
Employee Disability Accommodation Request Form
GUIDELINES FOR DISABLED STUDENT BUILDING EVACUATION
DUE TO FIRE OR TORNADO
Faculty and staff are expected to direct the evacuation from their work
area. They are responsible for knowing the primary and alternative routes
of exit. When the situation involves a disabled student, they will assist
according to students' directions given in the beginning of each semester.
Disabled Students' Responsibilities
In an emergency situation, it is critical to your health and safety
that you are familiar with your needs during evacuation. You are expected
to convey these needs to your residence hall director and instructors at
the earliest possible date, preferably during the first week of each semester.
The guidelines below are important to follow.
Emergency Procedures-General Guidelines
Be familiar with buildings and their exits.
Be familiar with the distinct fire/tornado alarm signals. Fire signal:
intermittent ringing of bells. Tornado alarm signal: verbal information
Know the safest method people could use to assist you. Know how many people
you need to provide that assistance.
Be prepared to explain how and where a person(s) should support you. Practice
Place a sign on your chair with above instructions if you have communication
Carry a loud whistle, horn or similar device you can operate. You may need
to use it to alert people of your location if you become trapped.
While attending class, position yourself near a doorway for easier exit.
Do not block doorway.
Never use an elevator in a fire or tornado emergency.
Treat every alarm as an actual emergency.
In a fire emergency, your first choice is evacuation.
Leave all material in room/class to avoid wasting time.
Follow signs to exits.
Be prepared to abandon your electric chair.
Avoid smoky stairwells.
If helpers would not be able to carry you safely, opt to wait in a safe
location for emergency personnel.
For fire emergencies never re-enter a building until permitted by emergency
In the event of a fire or notification of a fire by building or voice
alarm, it is important to follow these guidelines. If fire is in room where
you are located, exit area immediately, closing door behind you. Pull fire
alarm. Evacuate the building. Call 9-911 from on campus; 911 if off campus
and report fire and location. Stay on the phone until emergency staff hangs
A. Residence Hall Fire Evacuation
Decide whether you must exit the building immediately or remain in your
room and be assisted in exiting. In any event, carry your room key with
you. You may need to return to your room if exits are blocked.
--Unassisted room exit
--Assisted room exit
If exit is clear (not smoke filled) and you are able to self evacuate,
do so immediately.
Go to nearest exit-enter if clear and exit the building.
If nearest exit is smoke filled, go to alternate exit and evacuate immediately.
If your primary and alternate exits are smoke filled, return to your room
and wait for help.
If room becomes smoke filled, get on the floor.
B. Other Building Fire Evacuation
If you need assistance to evacuate, stay in your room and wait for emergency
crews to arrive.
Unlock door, if possible. Close window and door. Open (do not break) window
if room becomes smoke filled. If smoke starts pouring in window, close
If primary and alternate exits are smoke filled, return to your room with
your buddy and wait for help.
If area becomes smoke filled, try to get on the floor.
--Unassisted room exit
--Assisted room exit
If way to exit is clear, and you are able to self evacuate, do so immediately.
Go to nearest exit-enter if clear and exit the building.
If nearest exit is smoke filled, go to alternate exit and evacuate immediately.
If primary and alternate exits are smoke filled, distance yourself from
smoke and flames.
If area becomes smoke filled, get on the floor.
Helpers will act on your instructions.
If area becomes smoke filled, get on the floor.
In the event of a tornado or notification of tornado by voice or mechanical
alarm, these guidelines are important to follow:
Residence hall, academic and other building locations
--Unassisted tornado response
--Assisted tornado response
Go to an interior hallway on lowest floor.
Get away from windows and other glass sources.
Avoid auditoriums/gymnasiums or other structures with wide, free-span roofs.
Get under a sturdy table or other structure.
Protect head and face.
Avoid south or west exposures.
For information contact 504 Coordinator, Disabled Student Services, at
472-4711 or Risk Management and Safety at 472-1856.
In academic buildings, faculty/staff or emergency crews will assist you
to a safe location in the building.
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