Jul 14, 2020  
Graduate Catalog 2014-2015 
Graduate Catalog 2014-2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Students with Disabilities

The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (public law 93-112) section 504, provides that “no otherwise qualified disabled individual in the United States shall solely by reason of his/her disability, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.”

  1. It is the student’s responsibility to notify the institution of a disability that would require academic adjustments in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in section 504. To self-identify as a student with a disability, the student must register with the ADA Coordinator two weeks in advance of the date accommodations are needed. Although students are encouraged to discuss their needs with their instructors, registration with the ADA Coordinator is necessary in order to receive accommodations. All disabilities must be appropriately documented each session.
  2. While students are encouraged to self-identify at the earliest possible time, students may not know or choose to self-identify, but may still receive services at any time once they self-disclose and document.
  3. Students with disabilities have the right to have access and accommodation complaints addressed through a formal appeals procedure. Students wishing to file a grievance must complete the Disabilities Grievance Form in its entirety, attach a description of the circumstances leading to the complaint as directed on the Disabilities Grievance Form, and submit both documents to the Student Affairs Office.

Disabilities Grievance Forms are available in the Student Affairs Office, the Academic Affairs Office, the ADA Coordinator’s Office and the Administrative Services Office.