Policies and procedures

SUNY Oswego is committed to accommodating the special needs of individuals with disabilities for the purpose of providing equal access to all its programs and services as required by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.  This document establishes the policy and procedures for determining reasonable accommodations for students (matriculated and non-matriculated), employees and visitors to campus events, activities and programs. SUNY Oswego has:

  1. Established procedures to respond to requests for accommodations;
  2. Established procedures to provide notice to interested parties of the existence of a program of services, its location, identity of the person to contact to obtain information and services; and,
  3. Developed a program for the provision of services for students with disabilities.

Policy, accessibility and equal opportunity

It is the policy of SUNY Oswego, in compliance with Federal law (Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities of 1990), to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

It is the policy of SUNY Oswego to make reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities on a case by case, flexible basis.  Programs are expected to have the flexibility and capacity to provide reasonable accommodations when needs arise.

Otherwise qualified individuals with documented disabilities (as defined by applicable state and federal regulations), are eligible to request reasonable accommodations.  The responsibility for initiating a request for accommodations lies with the individual with a disability.  Every individual making a request for reasonable accommodations must provide sufficient documentation to support his or her request.  Submitted documentation must be from an appropriate, qualified professional.  In accordance with federal and state regulations, Oswego State University will treat disability-related information in a confidential manner.

Designated campus contact for students with disabilities

The Accessibility Resource Services office coordinates services for students with documented disabilities. The Accessibility Resource Services office (see III, E) collects student disability related documentation, evaluates requests from students for reasonable accommodations, and coordinates appropriate services.  Final determination as to the appropriateness of an accommodation to the university setting is evaluated on a case by case basis and rests with SUNY Oswego.  The Coordinator of Accessibility Resource Services also assists faculty, staff and students with information and resources relating to disabilities, and serves as a consultant for persons needing information or referrals to outside agencies or professionals.