Policies & Procedures
The following guidance outlines the DRC’s commitment to ensure equal access for students with disabilities at Salisbury University.
Student Rights and Responsibilities
The Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) mandate that no otherwise qualified student shall, solely by reason of disability, be denied access to, participation in, or the benefits of, any program or activity operated by Salisbury University. Students with disabilities have both rights and responsibilities.
Overview of the Grievance Process
Salisbury University has adopted this grievance procedure for students with disabilities, as the means to provide for prompt and equitable resolution of grievances. The University and the student may agree to resolve any grievance informally at any time during any formal or informal process. While we encourage students to use the Informal Grievance Process first to resolve concerns, this is not required. The grievance process may be applicable if a student has concerns related to:
- Denial of academic adjustments, accommodations, services, or modifications related to a SU course
- Inaccessibility of a SU course, program, service, activity, facility, or parking
- Previously granted accommodations that are not being implemented
SU prohibits and will not tolerate any form of discrimination. Prohibited discrimination includes both sex and gender discrimination as well as non-sex-based discrimination including, but not limited to, claims of discrimination based on age, class, citizenship, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, immigration status, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status. View more information about SU’s discrimination policies.
Direct all inquiries regarding discrimination to:
Humberto Aristizabal, Associate VP of Institutional Equity / Title IX Coordinator
Holloway Hall Room 100
The Disability Resource Center recognizes that individuals with disabilities may require assistance with alerting, evacuating, and sheltering in the event of an emergency. The University therefore asks all individuals who may need assistance in an emergency to self-identify themselves to the University. Once an individual has self-identified, the University shall work with the individual to develop a personal emergency plan that includes specific evacuation procedures, sheltering procedures, and means of communication in the event of an emergency.
For questions about the process for requesting disability-related emergency evacuation assistance, please contact the DRC.