Disability Services Policy and Procedure

Dickinson College respects the rights, independence, and dignity of students with disabilities and is committed to ensuring equal access and reasonable accommodations to all qualified(a) students with documented disabilities. Individuals with disabilities(b) are considered for admissions to Dickinson College on the same basis as all other applicants. Once admitted, students may request services in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title III of the American with Disabilities Act of 1990

For a comprehensive explanation of Dickinson's compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act, please refer to our Policy and Procedural Statement for Students with Disabilities.

Students wishing to bring a complaint against the college must follow the Disability Grievance Procedure

(a) Definition of a qualified person: "With respect to postsecondary and vocational education services, a handicapped person who meets the academic and technical standards requisite to admission or participation in the recipient's education program or activity." 1

(b) Definition of an individual with a disability: (i) has a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or major life activities, (ii) has a record or such impairments, or (iii) is regarded as having such an impairment.2

1 "Title 34 Education; Subtitle B Regulations of the Offices of the Department of Education; Chapter I - Office of Civil Rights, Department of Education; Part 104 - Nondiscrimination on the basis of handicap in programs or activities receiving federal financial assistance." Subpart A - General Provision, 104.3, Definitions (1) [database on-line] available from http://www2.ed.gov/policy/rights/reg/ocr/edlite-34cfr104.html#S3 Internet; accessed 15 July 2011.

2 Ibid., Subpart A - General Provisions, 104.3, Definitions (j).