Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 prohibits discrimination on the basis of handicap. Ongoing efforts are being made to ensure that facilities and programs are accessible to all students with permanent or temporary disabilities. All students must present documentation (no older than three years) of their disabilities in order to receive ongoing accommodations.
Direct student services to those with physical or learning disabilities include, but are not limited to: classroom note takers, tutors, class preregistration, taped textbooks, academic advising, and equipment loan. Specific requests for assistance or information should be directed to the Coordinator of the Disability Resource Services office in 165 Murphy Library.
Both disabled and able-bodied students are eligible to join Students Advocating Potential Ability (SAPA), a campus organization formed (1) to give academic and social support to students with permanent or temporary disabilities; (2) to facilitate awareness of these students needs; (3) to support the basic rights of all students and to resist discrimination in any form for or against people with disabilities.