Facilities and Services for Students with Disabilities

The Dean and Vice President for Academic Affairs, in conjunction with faculty, is committed to providing reasonable academic accommodations for students with learning disabilities, other neurologically based disorders, and those disabled by chronic illnesses. Gratz College students may request support services in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Our goal is to ensure that students with disabilities have an opportunity to grow independently to their full potential at Gratz College.

It is the responsibility of the student to submit for review current documentation of their disability to the  Director of Disability Services. Reasonable academic accommodations and support services are based on the assessment of the current impact of the disability on academic performance; therefore it is in the student‘s best interest to provide current and complete documentation. Given the specific nature of the disability, reasonable academic accommodations will be determined on an individual basis. Services that can be provided to students include allowing extra time on exams or to turn in papers, providing assignments or exams in an alternate format and support services such as one-on-one time management coaching sessions. If a student would like letters to be sent out to his/her professors indicating the accommodations to which they are entitled they should provide the Office of Disability Services with the required documentation at least 30 days in advance of the start of the requested accommodations as specified in our Policy for Disability Accommodations.  The Director of Disability Services can be reached at 215-635-7300 (ext. 222) or disability@gratz.edu