Penn State encourages academically qualified students with disabilities to take advantage of its educational programs. It is the policy of the University not to discriminate against the disabled in its admission policies, procedures, or its educational programs, services, and activities. No qualified student with a disability may be excluded from participation in or denied the benefits of any course or course of study on the basis of disability.
Applicants to Penn State or prospective students who wish to request accommodations based on a disability should contact the Disability Coordinator. Students requesting accommodations must complete requested intake forms and participate in an intake interview. Documentation supporting the request for accommodations must be submitted and cannot be more than three years old. Documentation is specific to the type of disability that a student has. Individual Education Plans (IEP's) from high school are not acceptable.
The following statement is recommended for faculty use in syllabi:
Note to students with disabilities: Penn State welcomes students with disabilities into the University's educational programs. If you have a disability-related need for reasonable academic adjustments in this course, contact Student Disability Resources located in room 211-C at 610-285-5124. For further information regarding Student Disability Resources, please visit their web site at http://equity.psu.edu/student-disability-resources. Instructors should be notified as early in the semester as possible regarding the need for reasonable academic adjustments.