Access & Accommodation

In accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other relevant federal and state laws, SPU provides individuals with disabilities equal access to University programs or activities. The University is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in employment, education, and related programs and services to faculty, staff, and students with disabilities. This commitment includes architectural and technological access.

Here for you

If you are having difficulty with an individual, office or department on the basis of your disability and have been unable to come to a resolution, SPU has designated resources and grievance processes available. The Section 504 Coordinator can provide information and assistance to individuals who have concerns or wish to make an allegation related to accessibility and accommodations, or possible discrimination due to a disability. Student complaints may be processed under the Nondiscrimination Complaint Procedure while employee complaints may be processed under the Discrimination and Harassment Grievance Procedure.

Section 504 Coordinator

The Section 504 Coordinator consults and assists members of the SPU community with concerns or inquiries regarding SPU's compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Responsibilities include:

  • Coordinating compliance with federal, state, and local laws, resolution agreements, and regulatory guidance related to access and accommodation.
  • Providing technical guidance to the University about obligations under Section 504 and grievance procedures for individuals who experience discrimination on the basis of their disability.
  • Consulting and collaborating with a broad network of University partners, offices, and programs who in turn provide direct support, resources and outreach on related matters and initiatives.
  • Identifying and coordinating response to patterns or systemic issues relating to access and accommodation concerns.