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921 Disability Accommodation

Authority: Approved by the Board of Trustees
Last updated on: May 07, 2021

921.1 Policy Statement

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation, the Indiana Civil Rights Act and Indiana State University Policy 923 Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals with disabilities in employment and educational programs.

Indiana State University is committed to enabling students and employees with disabilities to participate in and benefit from University programs and activities by providing reasonable accommodations, academic adjustments and modifications to policy or procedures unless the modification would fundamentally alter the nature of a University program or activity.  These accommodations, adjustments and modifications shall be made in a timely manner and on an individualized and flexible basis, and shall be the result of interactive dialogue between the requesting individual and designated representative of the University.

Indiana State University is committed to providing a campus environment free of both physical barriers and barriers of attitude.

Indiana State University is committed to maintaining websites accessible to individuals with disabilities.

921.2 Requesting an Accommodation

It is the responsibility of individual students, staff and faculty to identify themselves as an individual with a disability when seeking an accommodation, adjustment or modification. It is also the responsibility of individual students, staff and faculty to document their disability from an appropriate licensed professional, and to demonstrate how the disability limits their ability to complete the essential functions of their job or limits participation in programs or services of the University. Medical documentation will be kept confidential consistent with legal requirements and ISU policy.

921.3 Standards of Performance

Students, staff, and faculty members must maintain institutional standards of performance.

921.4 Student Procedures and Resources

Students seeking information regarding accommodations, academic adjustments or other modifications should contact Accessibility Resource Office to begin the interactive process.

921.5 Employee Procedures and Resources

Faculty, staff, volunteers, and applicants for employment seeking information regarding accommodations should contact the Office of Human Resource to begin the interactive process.

921.6 Questions about Policy

Questions regarding this Policy should be directed to the University ADA/Section 504 Coordinator, who oversees the University’s efforts to comply with the ADA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act:

Students
Dean, University College
Coordinator, Foundational Studies
207 Normal Hall
Indiana State University
Terre Haute, Indiana 47809
(812) 237-3940

Employees
Executive Director, Human Resources
Rankin Hall Room, 300
Indiana State University
Terre Haute, Indiana 47809
(812) 237-4114

921.7 Appeals of Accommodations Decisions

Appeals of decisions regarding accommodations should be directed to the following:

Students
University College
207 Normal Hall
Indiana State University
Terre Haute, Indiana 47809
(812) 237-3940
Linda.Maule@indstate.edu

Employees
Executive Director, Human Resources
Rankin Hall Room, 300
Indiana State University
Terre Haute, Indiana 47809
(812) 237-4114
Tami.Weinzapfel-Smith@indstate.edu

921.8 Reports of Discrimination

Reports of disability discrimination should be directed to:

Office of Equal Opportunity and Title IX
Indiana State University
Rankin Hall, Room 426
210 North 7th Street
Terre Haute, Indiana 47809
(812) 237-8954
Policy 923 Non-Discrimination and Harassment Report Form

Related Information

Policy Administrator:
Office of Finance and Administration
Policy Contact:
Office of Human Resources
Rankin Hall 300
(812) 237-4119
ISU-HumanResources@mail.indstate.edu
Office of Human Resources
Procedures and Standards:
Related Policies and Information:
Office of Disability Services (Students)
Policy History:
Policy 921 was approved by the ISU Board of Trustees on April 29, 2005. Sections 921.2 and 921.3 were deleted on July 26, 2012. Sections 921.2 through 921.8 were added by the Board of Trustees on May 07, 2021