Galen provides accessibility and support to individuals with disabilities, and complies with all state and federal laws. Any applicant or student who wishes to request an accommodation, or who encounters problems accessing any information, should contact the appropriate campus Section 504/Title IX Coordinator.
Galen College of Nursing will make academic adjustments and provide auxiliary aids and services deemed necessary and appropriate to facilitate enrollment and participation of qualified individuals with disabilities. A student must be able to demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodation, all functional (e.g., physical, sensory, cognitive, and behavioral) abilities required for satisfactory completion of all aspects of the program curriculum and clinical agency requirements. Candidates who gain admission to the program should not assume that the College has assessed a student’s ability to meet the nursing technical requirements.
Galen maintains and enforces a policy of affording equal opportunity to all individuals. This policy prohibits Galen, its faculty, staff and other employees from discriminating against any applicant or student because of gender, race, age, color, disability, national origin, religion, or other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. This policy extends to all of Galen’s programs and activities and to all aspects of Galen’s relationship with its applicants and students, including admissions and access to, and treatment and employment in, Galen’s programs and activities.
Galen maintains and enforces a policy that prohibits harassment of its applicants and students based on legally protected status. Unwelcome conduct based on gender, race, age, color, disability, national origin, religion, or other protected category, that interferes with an applicant’s or student’s equal access to, or equal opportunity to participate in, Galen’s programs or activities, or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive environment, is prohibited. Such harassment may include sexual propositions or innuendos, suggestive comments, teasing or jokes concerning race, gender, etc., obscene or offensive language or gestures, displays of obscene or offensive materials, or physical conduct. It is unlawful and a violation of Galen policy for a faculty member or anyone in a position of authority to base any evaluation or decision on submission to or rejection of unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other harassment.
Galen’s policy also encourages applicants and students to promptly report discrimination and harassment. If a student has been the victim of discrimination or harassment, has witnessed discrimination or harassment, or has a question about the discrimination or harassment policies (including student-on-student harassment), the student should notify the Section 504/Title IX Coordinator. Galen prohibits retaliation against applicants or students because they have reported discrimination or harassment, or participated in an investigation of a discrimination or harassment complaint.
Galen will conduct a prompt and appropriate investigation of each discrimination or harassment complaint. If discrimination or harassment is alleged to have occurred, Galen will take steps to stop the discrimination or harassment, and will take disciplinary action against the person responsible.
* An external treatment professional is defined as a healthcare professional qualified in the diagnosis and treatment of learning, emotional, health, or physical disabilities.
Satisfactory student-faculty relationships and effective school operation depend on shared goals and objectives. Best results are achieved in an atmosphere where problems and opinions can be discussed freely without fear of reprisal and with an expectation of mutual cooperation.
The grievance procedure provides students the opportunity to bring matters that require resolution to the attention of appropriate members of the faculty or administrative staff, who will respond as outlined by this policy.
Grievance & Complaint Procedure Steps — Disabilities, Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation
Grievance & Complaint Procedure Resolution Time — Disabilities, Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation
The time frames set forth in the Procedures for Investigating Complaints of Discriminationapply to grievances related to disabilities or requests by disabled applicants or students for reasonable accommodations, and reports or complaints by individuals who have experienced or witnessed discrimination, harassment, or retaliation.