205 - Rehabilitation Act and American With Disability Act Policy

Title: Rehabilitation Act and Americans with Disabilities Act  (ADA) 
Owner: Director of Disability Services
Last Update/Revised: 02/25/2021
Policy: United States University’s Department of Disability Services strives to uphold the mission of the University by providing reasonable accommodations to all students with disabilities in order to help them achieve their academic goals. United States University complies and adheres to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and California law.

The practice of United States University is to provide students with disabilities full and equal use of the services, facilities, and privileges. An individual with a disability is a person who: (a) as defined by law, has a physical or mental impairment which limits one or more life activities (such as walking, seeing, speaking, learning, or working); and b) has a written record with the University documenting the impairment.

United States University does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its admission, recruitment, academics, research, financial aid, counseling, or employment assistance processes. Furthermore, United States University does not screen out, exclude, expel, limit, or otherwise discriminate against an individual seeking admission as a student, or an individual enrolled as a student, based on disability. United States University promotes an environment of respect and support for individuals with disabilities.

Students are responsible for disclosing disability information and requesting accommodation, in accordance with University requirements. Students who need assistance, even on a temporary basis, are encouraged to utilize the services available through the Office of Disability Services. For more information please disabilityservices@usuniversity.edu.

Purpose: To provide students with disabilities full and equal use of the services, facilities, and privileges.

Scope: The scope of this policy applies to all USU employees and students

Document and Form(s):

  • ADA Request for Reasonable Accommodation Form