The Office of Disability and Equity (ODE) operates under the mandates of Section 504 and Section 508 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Amendments Act of 2008, which prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability against any "otherwise qualified individual." Individuals seeking accommodations must give reasonable notice and provide documentation to support their request. Reasonable accommodations are made on a case-by-case basis to promote equal access to educational opportunities.
The Office of Disability and Equity creates an equitable learning environment and prepares students for academic success through information, resources, and tools. We support our faculty by providing teaching strategies, assistive technology support, and mediation.
Our vision is to be the model for post-secondary disability offices to initiate systemic changes for removing barriers when providing support services to students with disabilities and the faculty who support them.