2020-2021 University Catalog (Fall) 
    Aug 14, 2022  
2020-2021 University Catalog (Fall) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accommodations for Individuals with Disabilities

Disability (ADA) Policies

(SCU Policy 2.1.5)

SCUHS is committed to complying with all applicable provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (“ADA”), the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and state and local disability laws, as applicable.

Disability Defined

(SCU Policy

An individual with a disability is defined as any person who (1) has a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activities; (2) has a record of such impairment; or (3) is regarded as having such an impairment.

Students with Disabilities

(SCU Policy

In accordance with our mission and federal and applicable state laws, SCUHS is committed to making reasonable accommodations for qualified applicants for admission and enrolled students with disabilities. It is the policy of the University not to discriminate on the basis of disability in any of its educational services, programs, or activities. Students seeking more information regarding reasonable accommodations or any other related issues should refer to Volumes V, Section 5.4 (academic accommodations) and VI, Section 6.3 (all other accommodations) of the SCUHS Policy Manual.

Accessibility of Facilities

(SCU Policy

The University classifies the accessibility of facilities to the physically disabled into three broad categories:

  1. Mobility;
  2. Hearing;
  3. Visual.

The University facilities are accessible to the mobility impaired based on applicable laws and regulations at the time of instruction and/or subsequent modifications. Accessibility for other types of impairment is limited.

Services for Students with Disabilities

(SCU Policy 6.2.12)

The University is committed to accommodating students with physical and learning disabilities. Accommodations and other support services are tailored to meet the needs of each individual student, and are intended to comply with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the code of ethics set forth by the Association of Higher Education and Disabilities, and Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (as amended in 2008). Student accommodations are managed by the Student Affairs Office. This Office will:

  1. Serve as an advocate for students with disabilities to ensure equal access;
  2. Provide disability representation on relevant campus committees;
  3. Provide referral information to students with disabilities regarding campus and community resources;
  4. Provide consultation with faculty regarding academic accommodation and compliance with legal responsibilities as well as instructional, programmatic, physical and curriculum modifications;
  5. Provide individual disability awareness training for campus constituencies;
  6. Maintain records that document the plan for provision of selected accommodations;
  7. Determine appropriate academic adjustments consistent with student documentation.

For additional information on the University’s commitment to all disabled members of its community, please refer to Volume II of the SCUHS Policy Manual. For the academic accommodations afforded to qualified students, please refer to Volume V, Section 5.4.1 of the SCUHS Policy Manual.