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Purpose of Disability Services for Students

The main purpose of the University disability services is to ensure that qualified students with disabilities are not excluded from participating or denied the benefits of the University’s programs, services and facilities. The office of disability services coordinates the University’s efforts to ensure that its activities, programs, services and facilities are accessible to all members of the University community. Dr. Tinina Cade, the University’s Disability Director, provides leadership for disability services for students at the University. In this capacity, she works with a group of disability advisors.

The University’s Disability Services works to ensure that qualified students with a disability are provided with reasonable accommodations that enable that student to participate fully in the activities, programs, services and benefits provided to all students. In conjunction with the University’s Human Resources Department and other University offices, Disability Services also promotes the University’s compliance with applicable disability laws and regulations, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (as amended) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.