As part of its mission, the University of New England seeks to promote respect for individual differences and to ensure that no UNE student is denied benefits or subjected to discrimination due to a disability. If you are a student with a qualified disability, the University will provide reasonable accommodations for you.
Please understand that our work to provide adjustments or accommodations for you is an on-going collaborative process that involves continued communication, reassessment and modification. As a student with a disability, you can self-disclose your disability at the time of your application to UNE, or at any point while you are enrolled at the University. Self-disclosure is a necessary first step to receiving modifications, auxiliary aids or accommodations so that you can make full use of the University’s programs and services. You can choose to register with the Student Access Center at which time you will need to provide documentation that supports the presence of a disability and your need for a modification, auxiliary aid or accommodation from a qualified professional.
As part of its mission, the University of New England is committed to providing equal educational opportunity and access for persons with disabilities. It is our policy that no qualified person be excluded from participating in any program or activity, be denied the benefits of any program or activity, or otherwise be subject to discrimination with regard to any University program or activity. Toward this end, and in conjunction with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Amendments Act of 2008, and the Maine Human Rights Act, we both accept and provide reasonable accommodations for qualified students with disabilities.
The University is committed to reflecting and respecting the diversity of students in all academic programs. This commitment translates into proactive services for providing the reasonable accommodations needed to ensure students with disabilities equal access to educational opportunities.
While the University is ready to provide reasonable accommodations, the student must make an effort to advocate for and avail himself/herself of all services and agreed upon accommodations.
The Faculty Guide has been designed to assist faculty with students who are registered with the Student Access Center.