Post University welcomes applications from students with disabilities. The University will not deny admission to a qualified student and will make a reasonable effort to accommodate a student’s disability so as to maximize his or her potential for success. The purpose of accommodations is to level the playing field, not to provide an unfair advantage.
The University is required, under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act, to provide reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities.
The University will determine if it is reasonably able to accommodate needs and will inform students as to the nature and extent of the accommodations the University is reasonably able to provide. The Title IX and Disability Coordinator works closely with students and their professors to provide reasonable accommodations to help students complete their course work. In order to provide reasonable accommodations to students with disabilities, the Coordinator and the student MUST consider three factors:
The particular needs of the student, the particular requirements of the course or academic program, and the format in which the course is delivered.
Students with disabilities are not required to inform the University or any of its offices of their disability. However, if students wish to receive accommodations they must contact the Title IX and Disability Coordinator. This should occur at the time the student enters the University. The Coordinator is the only University officer authorized to address these special needs. Accommodations can only be granted through the Title IX and Disability Coordinator.
Students who request consideration for academic accommodations must present to the Title IX and Disability Coordinator official documentation of their disability on letterhead from a licensed medical practitioner.
The documentation must: Identify the disability, list the academic/learning limitations caused by the disability, and suggest appropriate learning accommodations based on modality of learning.
This information is confidential. The Title IX and Disability Coordinator will only share the necessary accommodation information with the student’s professors, unless more permission is given. Students are responsible for notifying the Title IX and Disability Coordinator at the beginning of every module/semester about what courses he/she is taking. Information cannot be released to instructors unless the student submits a request through email or speaks with the Title IX and Disability Coordinator in person. No other information will be revealed to any element of the University without the student’s consent. Many students, however, choose to sign a waiver, allowing the Title IX and Disability Coordinator the opportunity to speak about the student’s disability with other University Support Services, so that the student is provided support from all other areas, including: Academic Affairs, Athletics, Counseling Center, Learning Center and Residence Life. Note: This is written to apply to both campus and online students, but online students cannot receive counseling through the counseling center.
For additional information, please contact the Title IX and Disability Coordinator at 203.596.6027.