Accommodations and Disability Access
Accommodations and Disability Access supports students with disabilities in obtaining reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access in the classroom, online learning environments, and the campus community. We also advocate for accessibility and understanding on campus, work as a liaison between students with disabilities and their faculty, provide consultation and training for faculty and staff, and support students in developing self-advocacy skills.
The ADA department supports individuals with medical conditions, physical impairments, psychological disorders, hearing or vision impairments, temporary injuries or conditions like pregnancy, as well as individuals who may be neurodivergent, such as those with learning disabilities, ADHD, anxiety, or those on the autism spectrum.
Students with disabilities should request accommodations, submit documentation, and attend an intake meeting to determine eligibility. Here you can request accommodations and find other resources. Learn more.
Dominican University is committed to creating a learning environment that is accessible and meets the needs of a diverse student body. Find accessibility tools for the classroom, syllabi statement, and helpful FAQs. Learn more.
Commitment to Nondiscrimination
The American with Disabilities Act, as amended and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 prohibit discrimination based on ability. Dominican University strives to create an environment that is accessible to its entire community and does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of physical or mental disability. Accessibility is not limited to physical spaces but includes the following basic rights:
- Access to services, programs, and any events and activities organized by Dominican University
- Access to information from Dominican University as readily as others are able to access it
- The expectation of the same level and quality of service from Dominican University that others receive
To ensure equal access, and realizing that equal does not always mean the same, the University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations, including appropriate auxiliary aids and services, academic adjustments (inside or outside the classroom), and/or modification to the University’s policies and procedures, to qualified individuals with disabilities, unless providing such accommodations would result in an undue burden or fundamentally alter the nature of the relevant program or activity.