Huntington University of Health Sciences
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)/Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 Policy
Huntington University of Health Sciences recognizes and supports the standards set forth in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, as amended, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which are designed to eliminate discrimination against individuals with disabilities. Disabilities may include physical or mental impairments which substantially limit one or more of a person’s major life activities, and which necessitate modifications to the facilities, programs, or services of the University. To help provide the best services to individuals with documented disabilities, HUHS has an Disability Services Committee. This committee of faculty and staff certifies eligibility for reasonable accommodation or academic adjustments when necessary on a case by case basis to qualified individuals with an appropriate documented disability, provided that such accommodation does not create an undue hardship. All requests for accommodations follow a standard process managed by the Disability Services Committee.
It is the responsibility of individual students, staff, and faculty members to identify themselves as an individual with a disability when seeking an accommodation or adjustment. It is also the responsibility of individual students, staff, and faculty members to document their disability (from an appropriately licensed professional) and to demonstrate how the disability limits their ability to complete the essential functions of their job or limits student’s participation in programs or services of the University. Medical documentation will be kept confidential.
Procedures for Request for Accommodations
Voluntary Disclosure of a Disability
Complete, sign and return the Voluntary Disclosure of a Disability Form to Disability Services disclosing a formal request for accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
Request for Academic Accommodations Form
Disability Services will send you a Request for Accommodations form to complete, signed and return with proper documentation from a qualified medical or other licensed professional of the accommodation or service needed.
The Disability Services Committee will review the request and documentation and an advisor with Disability Services will contact the student to discuss any reasonable accommodations that might be available.
Student Accommodation Agreement
If an agreement is reached, the Student Accommodation Agreement will be emailed to the student to sign and return to Disability Services.
Accommodations will be made available once a Disability Services advisor has received the signed Student Accommodation Agreement. Accommodations are not retroactive.