Non-Discrimination Policy

Rasmussen College is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in education. Rasmussen College admits students without regard to their race, color, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, religion, sexual orientation, ancestry, disability, veteran status, marital status, prenatal status, or any other protected status to all the rights, privileges, programs and other activities generally accorded or made available to students at Rasmussen College. The College does not discriminate against individuals of any protected status in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other Rasmussen College administered programs and activities. Otherwise qualified persons are not subject to discrimination on the basis of disability.

Grievance Policy

It is the policy of Rasmussen College that students should have an opportunity to present school-related complaints through grievance procedures. The College will attempt to resolve promptly all grievances that are appropriate for handling under this policy. An appropriate grievance is defined as a student’s expressed feeling of dissatisfaction regarding any interpretation or application of school-related polices or the College’s personnel. Students should notify the College in a timely fashion of any grievance considered appropriate for handling under this policy. As used in this policy, the terms "timely fashion," "reasonable time" and "promptly" will be 10 days. Students are assured that no adverse action will be taken by the College or by any of its representatives for registering a grievance.

Grievance Procedure—Disability Services

If a student believes that Rasmussen College has inadequately applied the principles and/or regulations of the Rehabilitation Act or the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), or believes he/she has experienced discrimination because of a disability, please file a grievance following these steps:

  1. Meet with the Campus Accommodations Coordinator (CAC) and outline the grievance. If the grievance is against the CAC, the student should meet with the academic dean or campus director.
  2. The CAC (or academic dean/campus director) will work with the student and accept the written grievance on behalf of Rasmussen College. The grievance will be submitted to the Rasmussen Accommodations Committee for review and decision.
  3. The decision of the RAC will be delivered to the CAC (or academic dean/campus director) who will then meet with the student and explain the decision of the committee and any options given.
  4. If the student wishes to appeal the decision of the RAC, a written appeal should be submitted to the CAC (or academic dean/campus director).
  5. The CAC (academic dean/campus director) will submit the appeal to the College President via the Rasmussen Legal Department. The College president’s decision will be final and may not be appealed further.

Please note that complaints can also be filed using the procedures identified in the "Resolutions and Informal Complaints" section of the Rasmussen College Catalog.

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