Charlotte, NC asked in Civil Rights for New York

Q: What can I do about racial and disability based discrimination at an Ivy League graduate program?

I am a graduate student of color and have a disability. I was recently withdrawn by my graduate program. I experienced both racial and disability based discrimination at the university which both impacted my academic progress. I was never provided support or an accommodation despite reporting incidents and registering with student accessibility services. I’m inquiring about legal steps I can take.

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1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Little Neck, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: One option could be to reach out to attorneys to learn if your matter falls under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), or other applicable federal and state laws. The ADA was enacted to prohibit discrimination based on disability. Good luck

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