4.3-3 DISABILITIES POLICY FOR SVSU EMPLOYEES & STUDENTS

Policy

Saginaw Valley State University does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the recruitment and admission of students, the recruitment and employment of faculty or staff, or the operation of any of its programs, services or activities.

It is the responsibility of the individuals with disabilities to seek available assistance at Saginaw Valley State University and to make their needs known.

Saginaw Valley State University will make reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals within a reasonable period of time, normally within three weeks from the request for specific accommodations. Eligibility for reasonable accommodations is based on disability documentation and assessment of individual needs.

Saginaw Valley State University Employees

Saginaw Valley State University employees requesting special accommodations for a disability should make requests through their immediate supervisor/dean. The employee should be prepared to provide proper documentation that includes the name and title of the evaluator; diagnostic criteria used; a specific diagnosis; current functional limitations; and the expected duration, stability and prognosis of the condition.

The request should be made in writing and include suggested accommodation preferences and alternatives if known.

Employee accommodation requests should be forwarded by the immediate supervisor/dean to the Director of Staff Relations to ensure consistency in accommodation preferences and compliance with all regulations.

Individuals may address appeals and concerns on matters related to disabilities with the A.D.A. Advisory Council through the Office of Disability Services.

Saginaw Valley State University Students

Saginaw Valley State University students with disabilities who would like to request accommodation should contact the Office of Disability Services. The student should be prepared to provide proper documentation that includes the name and title of the evaluator; diagnostic criteria used; a specific diagnosis; current functional limitations; and the expected duration, stability and prognosis of the condition.

Students may address appeals and concerns on matters related to disabilities with the A.D.A. Advisory Council through the Office of Disability Services.