The Office of Accommodations and Access provides academic and personal support in the form of accommodations and auxiliary aids to undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education students with diagnosed learning disabilities; psychiatric disorders; hearing, visual, and physical impairments; or other medical conditions.
It is the policy of Eastern Nazarene College not to discriminate on the basis of disability. As part of that policy, the College is committed to ensuring the provision of accommodations and services necessary to enable students with disabilities to achieve their maximum potential as members of the College community; and facilitating the integration of students with disabilities within the College community.
The Office of Accommodations and Access ("Disability Services") works with each student on an individual basis to determine and provide appropriate and reasonable accommodations and auxiliary aids. The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and related state laws require institutions of higher education to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Reasonable accommodations do not include fundamental alterations to course requirements. Furthermore, accommodations cannot be made that would place an undue administrative or financial burden on the College. If a requested accommodation presents an undue burden or makes a fundamental alteration, the College will attempt to propose alternative solutions and/or accommodations which do not create such hardship or make such alteration. The College will work in good faith with the person making the request to determine the availability of an acceptable alternative.