Disability Services enables individuals with disabilities to participate in a full range of college activities.
We also provide a fully integrated experience for every individual and to promote an environment that is barrier-free.
To be eligible for service, an individual must: apply and be accepted for admission through the regular process, and provide current and comprehensive documentation for temporary or permanent disability.
There are two legal mandates that protect students with disabilities from discrimination and ensure that they have equal access to all aspects of university life. These laws include Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990.
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act states: “No otherwise qualified individual with a disability in the United States…shall, solely by reason of his or her disability, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”
Title II of the ADA states: “A public entity shall make reasonable modifications in policies or procedures when the modifications are necessary to avoid discrimination on the basis of disability, unless the public entity can demonstrate that making the modifications would fundamentally alter the nature of the service, program, or activity.”
In our efforts to provide appropriate services, Office of Disability Services, Corson Hall Suite 106 Office 111 works to make sure services are in compliance with the law. At the same time, the office is available to assist you in making sure that your efforts as faculty of students with disabilities are also consistent with the law.
Feel free to contact the Disability Services office with any questions or concerns.
Mrs. Sadie D. Jarvis
Director of Counseling
Student Development & Services