Finger Lakes Community College does not discriminate in its employment and educational processes. View our Nondiscrimination Notice.
If you feel you are being discriminated against, please contact the Associate Vice President of Student Affairs by calling (585)785-1284, by emailing Sarah.Whiffen@flcc.edu, or by mail to Finger Lakes Community College, Office of the Associate Vice President of Student Affairs, 3325 Marvin Sands Drive, Canandaigua, NY 14424.
The process for resolving discrimination complaints appears in the Student Code of Conduct. Please note: The Academic Regulations and Student Code of Conduct section cited in the FLCC catalog applies to all students without exception.
You may appeal modification(s) and/or denial(s) of accommodations/services to the Disability Services Review Board comprised of the Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs, the Vice President of Administration, a faculty member elected annually by the Faculty Alliance, a professional staff member elected annually by the Professional Association, and a student who is endorsed by the Student Corporation.
- The disability accommodations/services appeal must be submitted in writing to the office of the Associate Vice President of Student Affairs within five College working days from the date of the notification regarding the status of accommodations/services. The appeal must contain your name, address, and phone number, and describe the rationale/need for the modified and/or denied accommodations/services. Supporting documentation may be included with the written appeal. The written appeal may be submitted via email to Sarah.Whiffen@flcc.edu or by mail to Finger Lakes Community College, Office of the Associate Vice President of Student Affairs, 3325 Marvin Sands Drive, Canandaigua, NY 14424.
- The Associate Vice President of Student Affairs will notify the Disability Services Review Board of the appeal and coordinate a hearing date.
- The hearing will occur no sooner than three College working days following receipt of the written appeal. You are responsible for presenting your appeal to the Board. The hearing will be closed to the public. You shall be permitted to be advised and assisted at the hearing by another person of your choice. You shall also have the right to submit evidence in support of the appeal.
- The hearing shall be recorded on equipment supplied by the College. You may request a transcript of the hearing by submitting a written request to the office of the Associate Vice President of Student Affairs. The transcript shall be made available to you no sooner than three College working days following the hearing.
- At the close of the hearing, the Board shall deliberate privately as to whether the appeal has merit. Within ten College working days after the close of the hearing, the Board shall report its findings to the Associate Vice President of Student Affairs.
- The Associate Vice President of Student Affairs will notify you of the Board's decision in writing.
- The Board's decision is final.
Please note: In rare instances, the Associate Vice President of Student Affairs or designee may approve temporary accommodations/services pending the final decision of an appeal.