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Dispute Resolution

It is the intent of the college and DSS to resolve all discriminatory conflicts of students with disabilities who believe their rights have been violated. In this effort, DSS will work cooperatively with students, staff, faculty, and administration to resolve issues and promote the rights of students with disabilities.

Stark State College supports students in their right to file a grievance in situations involving violations of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, As Amended in 2012.  If you feel you have been discriminated against on the basis of your disability, you may file a complaint with the college’s ADA/504 Coordinator. Copies of the detailed Grievance Procedure for Complaints Concerning Discrimination are available in the office of Student Services (Room S305).

ADA/504 Coordinator
Student Services
Stark State College
6200 Frank Avenue NW
North Canton, OH 44720
Telephone: (330) 494-6170 ext. 4382
Fax: (330) 497-6313

At any point, a student has a right to contact the Office of Civil Rights

Office for Civil Rights
Cleveland Office
U.S. Department of Education
1350 Euclid Ave Suite 325
Cleveland, OH 44115
Telephone: (216) 522-4970
FAX: (216) 522-2573
TDD: 1 (877) 521-2172
Email: OCR.Cleveland@ed.gov 

The dignity of all parties involved will be held in highest regard at all times. All parties involved will receive prompt and considerate action, consistent with the best interest of all parties involved and the college.