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NSU Disability Services

Accommodations

 

Confidentiality

 

Eligibility

 

An Open Letter to Parents of Student with Disabilities About to Enter College

 

Staff

The mission of the Office of Disability Services is to provide equal access to university programs, as mandated by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

 

The office coordinates academic support services, advocates for students with disabilities and promotes student development and self-advocacy while serving as a resource on disability awareness and accommodations.

 

Admissions and enrollment

The number of persons with disabilities who may be admitted or enrolled will not be limited solely based on disability. Inquiries as to whether applicants for admission/registration are disabled are unlawful. Confidential post-admission inquiries regarding disabilities that may require accommodation are permissible.

 

NSU policy 

NSU's policy is to:

  • Comply with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
  • Comply with the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990
  • Ensure that no qualified person will, solely because of disability, be denied access to participation in, or the benefits of, any program or activity operated by or at Northern State University
  • Define disability status according to the definitions used by the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990
  • Offer educational opportunities, programs, and activities to each person who has met academic and technical standards for admission to Northern State University
  • Provide the most integrated setting possible for all students
  • Make reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities; such accommodations must not fundamentally alter the nature of university programs or cause undue financial or administrative burden, and
  • Make reasonable accommodations that can be provided without lowering academic or other essential performance standards

 

Vision statement
The Office of Disability Services (ODS) will assist Northern State University in creating an institutional climate in which students with disabilities can thrive. Students will receive appropriate services without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, gender or disability. Students will view the ODS as a strong resource for disability awareness, advocacy and student development. ODS staff are strong proponents of equal access for all.
 
Mission statement
The mission of the Office of Disability Services is to provide equal access to university programs as mandated by the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. The ODS coordinates academic support services, advocates for students with disabilities (swd) and promotes student development and self-advocacy while serving as a resource on disability awareness and accommodations.