Policy on Disabilities

Quinnipiac University is committed to providing equal educational opportunities and full participation for students with disabilities. No qualified student will be excluded from participation in any University program or be subject to any form of discrimination based on his/her disability.

Quinnipiac University recognizes its obligations to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, hereafter referred to as ADA, and with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, hereafter referred to as Section 504.

The ADA states: "No individual shall be discriminated against on the basis of disability in the full and equal enjoyment of the goods, services, facilities, privileges, advantages, or accommodations of any place of public accommodation by any private entity who owns, leases (or leases to), or operates a place of public accommodation" (28 C.F.R. § 36.201a).

Section 504 states: "No otherwise qualified individual with a disability [...] shall, solely by reason of her or his disability, be excluded from the participation in, be denied benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance" (29 U.S.C. § 794).

Consistent with its responsibilities, Quinnipiac University provides reasonable accommodations to promote equal educational opportunity. The University provides staff members to ensure compliance with the ADA and Section 504. These staff members work directly with students, faculty and staff regarding reasonable accommodations and other assistance as needed.

The University also maintains a grievance procedure for those students with disabilities who seek resolution of particular issues and desire a more formalized process. If a student wishes to file a grievance, the student should write a formal letter to the Coordinator of Learning Services specifying the reasons for the complaint. A grievance committee will review and resolve the particular issue.

Students with inquiries regarding relevant Quinnipiac University policies or procedures should be directed to the coordinator of learning services, Arnold Bernhard Library, north wing, room 112, or they may call 203-582-5390.

View the ADA 504 Guidelines and Policies (PDF)

For more information:
John Jarvis, coordinator of learning services

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