Disability Services and Accessibility Resources
Rochester University is committed to providing appropriate services and accommodations that allow identified students with disabilities access to academic programs, housing, or institutional offerings. To achieve this goal, the Rochester University Accommodations Officer engages in an individualized and interactive process with each student to determine reasonable accommodations and appropriate support services.
Students with a disability must self-identify, request accommodations, and provide documentation to support the request. An individual with a disability is someone with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity. Advance notice of an accommodation request can help to ensure that there is adequate time to review the request, access the need, and develop an individualized plan that outlines the student’s reasonable accommodations.
College accommodations differ from K-12 accommodations. Federal laws request colleges and universities to provide reasonable adjustments to accommodate the needs of students with disabilities to provide equal educational access and an inclusive environment for all students. In developing accommodation plans the University is not required to eliminate or lower essential requirements, make modifications that would result in a fundamental alteration of programs or activities, or impose an undue burden on the institution. For more information on the differences between IDEA, IEPs, 504 Plans, and college accommodations, please find the button at the bottom of the page.
For incoming and returning students wanting to apply for accommodations please visit my.rochesteru.edu for more information and links to the request form.
Further questions about the disability services and accessibility services available at Rochester University email firstname.lastname@example.org