University Complaints and Appeals

Student Disability Accommodation University Appeals Procedure

Eligible students should deliver notification letters to faculty at the beginning of each semester identifying the accommodations approved.  A student should notify Student Disability Services in writing within 2 business days of any disagreement between the student and the faculty member if agreed upon academic accommodations are not provided in order to seek a resolution. To submit accommodation-related concerns to SDS, email and include your name, KSU ID, and the nature of the issue. The student's assigned Disability Service Provider (DSP) will work with faculty members to ensure that they understand their obligations to provide students with appropriate accommodations in a timely manner.

Students who disagree with an eligibility or accommodation decision made by their DSP may appeal the decision. The appeal must be submitted to the Director of Student Disability Services, Paula Almond within twenty (20) business days of the date of the decision. Further appeals will proceed up the line of report in accordance with the University’s established practices.

Grade Appeals

Kennesaw State University is committed to treating students fairly in the grading process. Students may appeal a final grade that they receive in a course, but interim grades or grades on specific assignments are not appealable. Any such appeal must be based on an allegation that the faculty member has violated his/her stated grading policy or that the grade was a result of discrimination or retaliation. The student has the burden of proving these allegations. KSU’s specific grade appeal procedures are detailed here:

Discrimination Complaints

Kennesaw State University adheres to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 that was enacted to protect individuals with disabilities against discrimination. A student of the University who believes he/she has been discriminated against on the basis of their disability may file a complaint with:

Office of Institutional Equity
440 Bartow Avenue NW, Mail Drop 2702
English Building, Suite 202
Kennesaw, GA 30144

Phone: (470) 578-6057
Fax: (470) 578-9058

Complaints should be in writing.  Submit a discrimination complaint using the form.