Institutional Equity and Compliance

Reasonable Accommodation/Access Policy

Executive Order 1111 guides the University to make its programs, services, and activities accessible to students, faculty, staff, and the general public who visit or attend a campus sponsored event, with disabilities. It is also the policy of the CSU to provide reasonable accommodations in the employment and application process. If assistance or accommodations are needed, please see information below. This policy is in accordance with applicable state and federal laws.

Under the American Disabilities Act and Fair Employment and Housing Act, qualified individuals with disabilities must have equal access to all aspects of employment that are available to employees without disabilities. Those Acts also require employers to afford such individuals reasonable accommodations that will allow them to perform the essential functions of their jobs.  Cal Poly Pomona is fully committed to ensuring equal employment opportunity for qualified applicants and/or employees with disabilities and engages in a timely, good faith, interactive process to determine effective reasonable accommodations.

Employees 

Employees seeking disability support and accommodation should contact the ADA Coordinator. The ADA Coordinator has been designated as the campus authority to verify employee disabilities and to prescribe specific accommodations for employees with documented disabilities. 
  • Complaints: Employees are urged to contact the campus ADA Coordinator (see below for contact information) regarding any questions or concerns, including complaint procedures available to you. For employees represented by a collective bargaining agreement, the collective bargaining agreement outlines complaint procedures, process, and timelines. For employees not eligible to file a complaint or grievance under a collective bargaining agreement or whose collective bargaining agreement incorporates CSU system-wide complaint procedure, the complaint procedure is outlined in CSU Executive Order 1096.
  • Prospective Employees and Visitors seeking disability support and accommodation resources should contact the individual office applicable to the accommodation (Parking & Transportation Services for parking issues, Human Resources regarding staff interview accommodations, etc.) or contact the ADA Coordinator (see contact information below) for guidance and further assistance.
  • Accessible Technology Initiative (ATI) - It is the policy of the CSU to make information technology resources and services accessible to all CSU students, faculty, staff and the general public regardless of disability. Carol (Heins) Gonzales is the Cal Poly Pomona Accessible Technology Coordinator. For more information, including resources, policy requirements regarding departmental software purchases, etc., please visit the Cal Poly Pomona ATI Webpage
  • Reporting a Physical Access Barrier - Students and campus visitors who encounter a physical access barrier on campus, such as an inoperative elevator or unresponsive power door; bicycles or vehicles blocking access ramps or curb cuts; overhanging branches; and/or difficulty traveling a route because of construction, etc., are encouraged to report such barriers to the Campus ADA Coordinator. The ADA Coordinator will report barriers to Facilities Planning & Management (FP&M). Campus employees can report issues directly to FP&M at (909) 869-3030. If you do so, you may want to alert the ADA Coordinator as well.
Forms

Employee Accommodation Request Form (DOC)
Medical Provider Inquiry Form (DOC)
Employee Guide - Interactive Process (DOC)
Supervisor Guide - Interactive Process (DOC)

Students

Students seeking disability support and accommodation resources should contact the Disability Resource Center (DRC). The DRC has been designated as the campus authority to verify disabilities and to prescribe specific accommodations for students with documented disabilities. Individualized programs are designed that enable students to compete academically on an equal basis with their non-disabled peers. Academic accommodations and support services are available to students who have mobility, visual, or hearing impairments, chronic health conditions, and/or attention, learning or psychological disorders.
  • Complaints: Students are urged to contact the campus ADA Coordinator (see below for contact information) regarding any questions or concerns, including complaint procedures available to you. Also refer to the CSU System-Wide Complaint Procedure for Students, outlined in 
  • Accessible Technology Initiative (ATI) - It is the policy of the CSU to make information technology resources and services accessible to all CSU students, faculty, staff and the general public regardless of disability. Carol (Heins) Gonzales is the Cal Poly Pomona Accessible Technology Coordinator. For more information, including resources, policy requirements regarding departmental software purchases, etc., please visit the Cal Poly Pomona ATI Webpage
  • Reporting a Physical Access Barrier - Students and campus visitors who encounter a physical access barrier on campus, such as an inoperative elevator or unresponsive power door; bicycles or vehicles blocking access ramps or curb cuts; overhanging branches; and/or difficulty traveling a route because of construction, etc., are encouraged to report such barriers to the Campus ADA Coordinator. The ADA Coordinator will report barriers to Facilities Planning & Management (FP&M). Campus employees can report issues directly to FP&M at (909) 869-3030. If you do so, you may want to alert the ADA Coordinator as well.
  • The Disability Resource Center (DRC), in collaboration with the campus community, facilitates access to University programs and services for students with disabilities through accommodations, consultation, and advocacy. Visit the Disability Resource Center site to learn more.