Policy on Reasonable Accommodation

In accord with Section 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Seminary will make reasonable accommodation to ensure equal opportunity and access for qualified students to applicable programs, services, activities, and facilities.

After acceptance and prior to entering classes, a student with a disability must submit written requests for modifications or auxiliary aids to the Disabilities Coordinator. Documentation of disability may be required in order to receive appropriate modifications. The department responsible for the services requested will coordinate with the appropriate Seminary personnel and/or federal or state agency to provide the student with maximal assistance.

The Seminary will not make substantial adjustments in existing programs beyond those necessary to eliminate discrimination against otherwise qualified students, and will not modify existing programs to the extent it places an undue financial or administrative burden on the Seminary. The Seminary assumes no responsibility for personal care attendants, health-care providers, personal devices, individually-prescribed devices, readers for personal use or study, or private tutors.

Any student who wishes to appeal the decision made for his or her request for accommodation may do so by notifying the Disabilities Coordinator in writing, and by following the procedures noted in Section 1.33. If a student wishes to file a discrimination complaint, he or she may file a complaint with the Office of Civil Rights.