The responsibility and purpose of the Office of Academic and Student Disability Services is to provide necessary and reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities to have equal access to all educational opportunities at Albertus Magnus College and to promote an inclusive campus community. The Office of Academic and Student Disability Services provides students, faculty, and staff with assistance and information on issues of student access to ensure full participation for students with disabilities.
Categories of disability include, but are not limited to the following:
- Mobility/orthopedic disabilities
- Learning disabilities
- Blind/low vision
- Deaf/hearing impairments
- Attention deficit disorders
- Emotional/psychological disabilities
- Head injuries
- Chronic health-related disabilities
- Autism spectrum disorders
- Speech impairments
How to Request and Access Accommodations
- As soon as possible, please call the Office of Academic and Student Disability Services to schedule an Intake appointment.
- Before arriving for the appointment, download and complete the Intake form.
- Bring the completed form and updated documentation to the appointment. Learn more in the Documentation Guidelines.
- The Intake process will include discussion and identification of reasonable academic/other accommodations.
- Accommodations are not retroactive.
It is the responsibility of a student who wishes to receive academic adjustments at the postsecondary level to provide comprehensive and current documentation. To learn more, Documentation Guidelines are available.
Albertus Magnus College is committed to providing equal educational opportunities and full participation both in and outside the classroom for students with disabilities. No qualified student will be excluded from participation in any academic program or be subject to any form of discrimination based on his/her disability.
Albertus Magnus College does not offer specific academic programs for individuals with disabilities. However, Albertus recognizes its responsibility to provide reasonable accommodations to promote equal educational opportunity, and it is in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, hereafter referred to as ADA, and 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).