Policy on Accommodation of Persons with Disabilities

As stated in the equal opportunity policy, and in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (“ADA”), Pacific Lutheran University will not discriminate against any student applicant or employee because of the presence of a mental or physical disability.  As part of its long-range plan, the University has committed the financial and human resources necessary to provide access to University facilities according to the recommendations and requirements of the ADA.  Where a student, applicant or employee with a disability is able to perform the essential functions of the job or academic/program requirements, the University will engage in an interactive process to develop reasonable accommodation to the needs of that individual, unless such accommodations would provide undue hardship to the University.

Reasonable accommodation may include job restructuring, part-time or modified work/class schedule, reassignment, transfer, purchase or modification of special equipment or devices, modification of examinations, training/course materials or policies.  Reasonable accommodation will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

Students and employees with medically recognized and documented disabilities and who are in need of special accommodation, have an obligation to notify the University of their needs.  Employees should contact Human Resources.  Students in need of accommodation should contact the Manager of Accessibility and Accommodation in the Office of Accessibility and Accommodation.

Individuals who believe this policy has been violated may contact a member of the University Dispute Resolution Committee or their supervisor.