Disability Services

Grievance Policy

Disability Procedures

For section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Through policy and practice, Denison University is committed to providing to all enrolled students equal access to campus programs, services and activities. The following procedures have been adopted to ensure and maintain the University compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 under which no qualified student with a disability shall be denied access to or participation in programs, services or activities of Denison University. A qualified student is defined as one who meets the requisite academic and technical standards required for admission or participation in a post secondary institution's programs and activities. A person with a disability is anyone with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, such as walking, seeing, hearing, speaking or learning.

In addition to those people who have visible disabilities, the definition includes people with a whole range of invisible disabilities. These include psychological problems, learning disabilities, or some chronic health impairments such as epilepsy, diabetes, lupus, cancer, HIV/AIDS, and more.

*definitions taken from Association for Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) brochure