The University of Maine at Fort Kent does not discriminate on the basis of disabilities in the recruitment and admission of students, the recruitment of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of its programs and activities. The designated Coordinator for compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1992 is the Director of Facilities Management.    

Following admission to the University, all students are required to complete and submit a health form. Any student who has noted a disability will be referred to the 504/ADA Coordinator, who will attempt to make available any necessary auxiliary aids to accommodate the student. The coordinator will also contact the appropriate offices for scheduling of classes in accessible rooms.    

Students with disabilities may also request the waiver of a degree requirement through the ADA coordinator, who will direct the request to the student’s advisor and to the Registrar’s Office.    

If students with disabilities have a grievance against a policy or a condition at the University, the following procedures should be followed:

  1. The grievance should be discussed with the 504/ADA Coordinator.
  2. If the matter cannot be resolved, the grievance will then be presented to the Vice President for Administration for consideration.
  3. If the situation cannot be resolved, the grievance will be forwarded to the President, who will confer with all parties concerned and render a decision. All parties are expected to adhere to the President’s findings.