Accessibility Accommodation and ADA

PSR is committed to helping students realize their academic potential and eliminate physical, programmatic and attitudes that serve as barriers for students with disabilities. Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 prohibits discrimination on the basis of disabilities in employment, education, public accommodations, transportation, state and government services, and telecommunications.

According to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, "No otherwise qualified individual with a disability in the United States [. . .] shall, solely by reason of her or his disability, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance."

Accessibility

PSR works to ensure that important private and public spaces on campus are accessible to those who use wheelchairs. Ramps or ground-level doors provide ready access to the administration building, chapel, dining hall, and classrooms. Please consult the PSR campus map and our Campus Accessibility page for details. To reach the reception desk, find automatic door openers at the west entrance of Holbrook Hall. Because of the hills around PSR, manually driven wheelchairs can be difficult to maneuver; motorized wheelchairs or scooters are advised.   

All accommodations related to physical, psychological, learning etc. disabilities must be determined by the institution to not incur an undue burden and should not substantively alter academic standards and learning outcomes of the programs.

Procedure

In general students requesting accommodations should file a request with the Graduate Theological Union to cover accommodations at all consortial campuses. To find out more, visit the GTU Students with Disabilities page.

If accommodations need to be arranged with a specific campus, the GTU Disabilities Resource Officer (DRO) will work with the appropriate personnel at each campus for these accommodations.

All documents related to your ADA status and/or request will be kept in confidential file separate from your academic file and will be destroyed within one year after you have either graduated, withdrawn, or been terminated from the institution.

For further PSR-specific questions related to accommodations, contact the Assistant Dean at PSR.

Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990

ADA Policies from the Federal Government