In compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended in 2008 (ADA), FPU does not discriminate against students or employees with disabilities.
Fresno Pacific University values the diversity of students with disabilities and is committed to providing equal access and opportunity for all students. Students with documented disabilities can expect to have their privacy protected while being assured of reasonable and appropriate accommodations for all educational experiences. The office of Services for Students with Disabilities serves as the liaison between faculty and students in the coordination of academic accommodations and services.
Services for Students with Disabilities coordinates reasonable academic accommodations in classes and works with Residence Life and Facilities offices to make sure that housing and other campus services are accessible. Some examples of reasonable accommodations are below (examples only, not a complete list). In all cases Services for Students with Disabilities strives to meet the unique needs of students while maintaining the integrity of academic programs and other services.
- Test-taking accommodations
- Alternate-format text for student with print disabilities
- Provision of ergonomic chairs
- Accommodations in meeting class assignments
In order to receive assistance, students with a disability must provide documentation which describes the specific disability. The documentation must be from a qualified professional in the area of the disability (i.e. psychologist, physician, or educational diagnostician). We encourage students with disabilities to contact the office of Services for Students with Disabilities before the beginning of their first semester or as soon as they are diagnosed with a disability. Once documentation is on file, arrangements for reasonable accommodations can be made.
Marpeck 114 Director of Academic and Disability Support Services