Americans with Disabilities Act

Policy 153 ADA and Section 504 Dixie State University is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
  • It is the University’s policy to provide equal employment opportunities for qualified employment applicants and employees and to ensure that employment decisions are made without discrimination, including, but not limited to, decisions concerning hiring, compensation, benefits, job assignments, training, evaluations, working conditions, and opportunities for advancement.
  • Dixie State University expresses intent to provide reasonable accommodation, as necessary, to enable an otherwise qualified person with a disability to perform successfully the essential functions of the job.
Disability Accommodation Request Procedures 1) Request: It is the responsibility of the employee, student or applicant to disclose his/her disability and to request reasonable accommodation, if desired, from the ADA Coordinator.
  • Requests are to be made to the ADA Coordinator in writing, when possible, or in another appropriate format.
2) It is the responsibility of the employee or student to provide the necessary medical or psychological information identifying diagnosis, associated functional limitations, and their effect on major life and work activities as determined by a qualified professional. 3) It is the responsibility of the employee to recommend the nature of the accommodation s/he desires and to provide a description and an explanation of its appropriateness.
  • The University reserves the right to determine all accommodation.
4) Response: Decisions regarding accommodation will be made by the ADA Coordinator. The ADA Coordinator will consult with the employee and may consult with the supervisor, the department head, and appropriate individuals inside and outside of the University.
  • Simple, inexpensive, work accommodations may be granted by supervisors to all employees alike without regard to ADA.
  • The ADA Coordinator is to be informed of all requests that involve a work change due to a health condition.
  • The reasonableness of any accommodation will be made on a case by case basis.
  • Temporary accommodation may be made while a decision is pending.
5) Appeal: If the employee believes the determined accommodation to be inadequate or unacceptable, s/he may appeal the decision, in writing or in other appropriate format, to the 504 Compliance Officer. 6) The 504 Compliance Officer will investigate the appeal and make a recommendation to the University President, who will make a final decision.