Disability-Related Policies & Complaint Procedures

Disability-Related Policies


California State University, Stanislaus is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status.

Employees Contact:

Julie Johnson, AVP Human Resources/Campus Compliance Officer, MSR317
Tel: (209) 667-3351  Email: jjohnson34@csustan.edu


Informal Campus Complaint Procedures

In accordance with the provisions of applicable law, this policy is intended to ensure that no qualified individual with a disability shall, on the basis of disability, be excluded from participation in the services, programs, or activities of the CSU and its campuses. The CSU will provide appropriate accommodations and support services and make reasonable modifications in policies, practices, or procedures when necessary to avoid discrimination on the basis of disability, unless it is demonstrated that providing such accommodations, services, or modifications would result in a fundamental alteration in the nature of the service, program, or activity or would create undue financial or administrative burdens.

A student with a disability who alleges discrimination with regard to service provisions and/or related issues will first meet with the Director of Disability Resource Services (DRS), Marvin Williams, in an attempt to resolve the issue(s). If a resolution is not reached, the student can request a meeting with the Dean of Students, Matthew Lopez-Phillips, or submit a written description of the alleged complaint to the Dean of Students. Upon receipt of the written complaint, the Senior Director will meet with the student according to due process timelines. The Director of DRS may attend the meeting at the request of the student or the Dean of Students.

The student at any time may elect to file a formal complaint using the complaint process provided by Executive Order 1097 (see below).  If a satisfactory resolution is not obtained through the formal complaint process then the student may proceed in seeking a resolution by contacting the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) in San Francisco, California.

Complaints Alleging Discrimination, Harassment, or Retaliation Based on Disability

Please direct any questions or concerns regarding filing a complaint or the complaint process to:

Faculty, Staff, & Management Contact:

Julie Johnson, ADA Officer, AVP Human Resources/Campus Compliance Officer, MSR317
Tel: (209) 667-3351  Email: jjohnson34@csustan.edu

Students Contact:

Marvin Williams, Director Disability Resource Services, L165
Tel: (209) 667-3159  Email: mewilliams@csustan.edu


Matthew Lopez-Phillips, Dean of Students, MSR360
Tel: (209) 667-3050  Email: mlopezphillips@csustan.edu

CSU Executive Orders

EO 1096 CSU Systemwide Policy Prohibiting Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation Against Employees

EO 1097 CSU Systemwide Policy Prohibiting Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation Against Students

Accessibility Statement

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (504) require that qualified individuals be provided equal access to programs, services, and activities. California Government Code 11135 applies Section 508 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act, as amended in 1998, to State entities and to the California State University (CSU) System. Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act was enacted to eliminate barriers in information technology, to make new opportunities available to people with disabilities and to encourage the development of technologies that will help achieve these goals. The California State University System statement on accessibility is articulated in Executive Order 926.

Below are the compliance standards used in support of the federal and state legislation: