SAS works with students, faculty and administrators at RWU to ensure learning and living inclusiveness in all aspects of the student’s experience. We take care to promote equal opportunity for our students and we support our students toward their achievement of academic success and degree completion. Students with documented disabilities who use the support services available to them are more likely to navigate a complex university, and are more likely to be academically successful. This is true no matter which university or college a student attends.
The Center for Student Academic Success (CSAS) is committed to supporting all RWU students as they take on the challenges of their undergraduate or graduate degree. The Center is made up of the Advising & Peer Mentorship Office, International Student & Scholar Services, Student Accessibility Services and The Tutoring Center. The Center is located on the first and second floors of the University Library.
The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is a source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues. JAN provides free consulting services as well as a comprehensive library of resources that includes general rights under ADA, how to disclose a disability and request accommodations, accommodation ideas, and a number of other online tools.
Students with Disabilities Rights and Disclosure Resources
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in several areas, including employment, transportation, public accommodations, communications and access to state and local government’ programs and services. By law the ADA requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations unless accommodations require undue hardship on the operation of the employer’s business. If you require accommodations from an employer, it is your responsibility to communicate your needs – accommodations can be requested at any time during the application process or as an employee.
Click here for a list of helpful resources related to disclosing a disability and requesting accommodations.
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