ADA/504 Services

Southern New Hampshire University, in compliance with Section 504 of the 1993 Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, is required to make reasonable accommodations on a case-by-case basis for students with disabilities, including veterans with disabilities. Individuals are encouraged to disclose their disability(ies) to the Office of Disability Services and provide necessary documentation required by the University to substantiate the existence of a disability(ies)

Once a student provides appropriate documentation, University personnel will determine whether the individual is eligible for accommodations and how we can best assist with this process. Reasonable accommodations will be arranged to assist a student or staff member with a disability through an interactive process with the Office of Disability Services. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 prohibit discrimination on the basis of a disability in any program or activity receiving federal assistance. The ADA extends to people with disabilities civil rights similar to those available to individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, and religion through the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Southern New Hampshire University, in compliance with the guidelines of section 504 and the ADA, is required to make reasonable accommodations for the known limitations of otherwise qualified individuals with disabilities. (These accommodations do not include personal care.) To help provide the best possible service to students and staff with documented disabilities, Southern New Hampshire University has an ADA/504 Compliance Committee. The committee works to ensure that reasonable accommodations are made to provide program and facilities access for individuals with disabilities. The University also acknowledges that learning disabilities and attention deficit disorders, as defined by Section 504, are included in this discussion of individuals with disabilities.