Disability Services Policy

University of the Sciences recognizes that a diverse campus community is essential to enriching intellectual exchanges and enhancing cultural understanding and, as such, values equality of opportunity, mutual respect, and diversity. Therefore, the University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to all members of the University community who have documented disabilities.

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA) prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals with disabilities in the programs, services, and activities of public entities, including post-secondary institutions. Therefore, the University has both a legal obligation and an ethical commitment to provide reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified individuals. This applies to virtually all aspects of campus activities, including employment, academic studies, student programming, and services provided to the community at large. The University’s reasonable accommodation process has been established to provide reasonable and appropriate support to meet the individual needs of this diverse population, which includes faculty, staff, prospective and enrolled students, and others involved in the University’s services and programs. Accommodations may be altered based on the individual’s needs, changes in the law, or changes in the University’s curriculum, programs, job requirements or services.

Contacts

Faculty or Staff Members

If you are a faculty or staff member who may have a disability and would like to request accommodations, please contact Michael Janes, Director of Human Resources at 215-596-8800 x 1154.

Students

If you are a student who may have a disability and would like to request accommodations, please contact the Administrator of Student Accommodations at 215-596-8758 or visit the Office of Student Accommodations in Whitecar Hall, suite 1110.

Disclaimer

Due to continual changes in law, University of the Science’s Disability Services Policies and Procedures herein are living documents subject to fluctuation. University of the Sciences periodically reviews the policies and procedures and may revise them, with or without notice. These policies and procedures are not a contract; rather, they serve as guidelines, designed to be used by faculty, staff, prospective and enrolled students, and others involved in the University’s services and programs in assessing proper procedures and accommodations.

This web page created: April 21, 2005
Last updated: June 30, 2016

Contact:

Monica Vance
Associate Director of Student Accommodations

Address:

Office Location: Whitecar Hall, Room 1111
University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495

Phone:

215-596-8758Fax:215-596-7451

Email:

m.vance@usciences.edu

Contact:

Michael Janes
Director of Human Resources

Address:

Office Location: 4100 Chester Ave, Suite 3200
University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495

Phone:

215-596-8697

Email:

m.janes@usciences.edu