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Access Policy


From the Student Handbook (see page 34):

  • Santa Clara University seeks to respect each person’s dignity and desire for personal growth and accomplishment, and is committed to achieving equal educational and employment opportunities for qualified persons with disabilities. No qualified person with a disability shall be excluded from participating in any University program, nor be denied benefits of any University program, or otherwise be subject to discrimination. The University will make every reasonable effort to remove existing barriers, whether physical, programmatic, or attitudinal, and to ensure that new barriers are not erected. Santa Clara University is committed to providing access for qualified students with disabilities, faculty, staff, and visitors to University programs. This policy is in line with the University’s non-discrimination policy, which applies to all qualified participants with disabilities in employment, access to facilities, student programs, activities, and services.

Access Policy Statement on Marketing

The following statement about the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 (ADA/504) must be included in all marketing for an event, activity, or meeting:

  • "In compliance with the ADA/504, please direct your accommodation requests to [NAME] at [EMAIL ADDRESS OR PHONE]."

For [NAME] fill in the name of the primary student organizing this event, and for [EMAIL ADDRESS OR PHONE] fill in that student's email address or phone number.

Office of Accessible Education

The Office of Accessible Education ensures access for all qualified students with disabilities to all academic programs and University resources. Types of disabilities include medical, physical, psychological, attention-deficit, and learning disabilities. Reasonable accommodations are provided to minimize the effects of a student’s disability and to maximize the potential for success.

The Office of Accessible Education is located in Benson Memorial Center, Room 1.

Click here for the Office of Accessible Education website.

Student Handbook

To view the section on the Office of Accessible Education, see page 34 in the Student Handbook.