Jun 15, 2024  
Jarvis Christian University 
  
Jarvis Christian University

Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)


Jarvis Christian University is committed to both the spirit and letter of federal equal opportunity legislation (reference Public Law 92-112-The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended). With the passage of the federal legislation entitled Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), pursuant to section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, there is a renewed focus on providing this population with the same opportunities enjoyed by all citizens.

The University is required by law to provide “reasonable accommodations” to students with disabilities so as not to discriminate on the basis of that disability. Student responsibility primarily rests with informing faculty of their need for accommodation and in providing authorized documentation through designated administrative channels. Any student in the class who has a disability that may prevent full demonstration of ability should contact the instructor personally before the end of the first week of classes so that a discussion can be held regarding accommodations necessary to ensure full participation and facilitate individual educational opportunities.

Disability Support Services

The Disability Support Services (DSS) Office at Jarvis Christian University acts as an advocate for students with disabilities and seeks to ensure that these students receive reasonable and appropriate accommodations, outlined by the federal law, to have equal access to all institutional programs and services regardless of the type and extent of disability. Students’ needs are assessed and reasonable accommodations are provided for students attending Jarvis to be academically successful.