Susquehanna University is committed to providing equal access to students with disabilities, as described in Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Amendment Act. Section 504 states "No otherwise qualified handicapped individual in the United States shall, solely by reason of his handicap, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance or under any program or activity conducted by any Executive agency or by the United States Postal Service" 29 USC 794 (Supp. V 1981). Title III of ADAA extends civil rights protections for individuals with disabilities in places of public accommodations, which includes private universities.
Any student with a disability (including physical, mental and learning disabilities) is ensured access to all programs available. Reasonable accommodations to facilities, courses and programs will be made to ensure that "otherwise qualified" students with disabilities can participate.
The coordinator of disability services has the responsibility for making decisions on behalf of the university regarding the accommodations required for providing equal access. It is the responsibility of all staff, faculty and students to adhere to our commitment to equal access of educational opportunity.