As stated in its Equal Opportunity policy, Pacific Lutheran University will not discriminate against any student 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 with a disability is able to perform essential academic/program requirements or job functions, the University may be obligated to provide reasonable accommodation to the needs of that student, unless such accommodations would provide undue hardship to the University. Students with medically recognized and documented disabilities and who are in need of special accommodation have an obligation to notify the University of their needs by contacting the Office of Accessibility and Accommodation at OAA@plu.edu. Students with disabilities who want to appeal a decision regarding accommodation should contact the Vice President of Student Life per the guidelines outlined in the DSS Appeal Process Document Documents and Forms | OAA | PLUs.