ADA Grievance Process


Bristol Community College prohibits discrimination based on disability in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Disability discrimination may include, but is not limited to,

  • The denial of a reasonable accommodation;
  • The inadequacy of an accommodation;
  • The inaccessibility of a program or activity; and,
  • inferior treatment or harassment based on a disability.

Students with questions or who feel they have been discriminated against because of a disability should contact Bristol’s Diversity and Title IX Officer, Gia Sanchez. She may be contacted by telephone at 774.357.2264 or email correspondence at Gia.Sanchez@Bristolcc.edu.

While considerations for student accommodations should first be discussed with the Office of Disability Services, students are also welcome to reach out directly to Gia Sanchez should they feel the denial is based on a disability.

The Policy on Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity & Diversity for Massachusetts Community Colleges contains Bristol’s complaint procedure, and can be found here.

If you believe you have been subjected to disability discrimination, you may submit a complaint with Bristol online here.