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."
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 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. For more information or to request accessibility accommodations, call 510/849-8252.
If you will require accommodation to participate fully in PSR only classes, chapel, housing, etc., you will need to provide documentation from a physician or qualified institution with a specific diagnosis, indicating any limitations in educational or housing settings regarding your particular disability with recommendations for accommodations. Fill out the Information Release Form for ADA Status. The Assistant Dean for Academic Programs will review the release form and appropriate accommodations will be made. 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file separate from your academic file and will be destroyed within one year after you have either graduated, withdrawn, or been terminated from the institution.
Students requesting accomodation in non-PSR courses, events, or other activities should file a request with the Graduate Theological Union to cover accomodations at all consortium campuses: GTU Students with Disabilities