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Legal Requirements and Policies

In accordance with university policy and federal law, all members of the university community are responsible for ensuring that faculty, staff, and students are not discriminated against because of a disability. To accomplish this goal, reasonable and appropriate accommodations may be necessary for physical or programmatic access. The ODS will coordinate with university departments and offices to facilitate necessary accommodations for students with disabilities.

The ODS provides accommodations and support services to student with disabilities in accordance with Federal laws including Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act Ammendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA).

 

University Policies and Procedures
University Policy and Procedure Statement 07.11.01  (Disability Services): 
This policy outlines the university's commitment to ensuring equal opportunity and access for persons with disabilities to the activities, programs, and services offered by the university.

University Policy and Procedure Statement 04.04.46 (Prohibition of Discrimination or Harrassment Based on Race, Color, National Origin, Age, Sex, Religion, Disability or Sexual Orientation):
This policy outlines the university's policy prohibiting illegal discrimination or harassment.

Grievance Procedures for Students with Disabilities
Currently enrolled students who have a grievance related to accommodations associated with a disability should follow the procedures outlined in this policy.

Federal Disability Rights Resources

Americans with Disabilitites Act (ADA) Home Page (Department of Justice):
This site outlines all of the regulations and standards for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Office of Civil Rights (OCR):
This agency reports to the Department of Justice ensures equal access to education and promotes educational excellence throughout the nation through enforcement of civil rights.