- Advising and Academic Resource Center
- Second floor, Hall Campus Center
- 434.544.8687, 434.544.8709
- Disability services
The University of Lynchburg guarantees all students with documented disabilities equal access to an education limited only by personal ability and not by disability, in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act of 2008. Students with cognitive, medical, physical, or mental health disabilities who wish to seek academic, housing, or dietary accommodations should contact the Center for Accessibility and Disability Resources (CADR).
Services are offered to eligible students with reasonable documentation of disability, including chronic and acute disabilities. Post-secondary institutions provide accommodations for equal access to University programs and services and are not required to make adjustments or provide aids or services that would result in a fundamental alteration of a recipient’s program. Personal aids and assistance are not provided.
Reasonable accommodations do not negate requirements for successful completion of a program, course, service and/or activity; adherence to generally acceptable standards of behavior; the University’s general and academic student rights and responsibilities; or adherence to faculty/staff directions and instructions. Regardless of disability, all students are expected to follow the University’s Honor and Student Conduct Codes.
The Center for Accessibility and Disability Resources (CADR) has the responsibility of determining a student’s need for accommodation. This determination is made through a two-part process: review of documentation of disability and an intake interview. If CADR staff determine a student is eligible for accommodations, CADR is responsible for coordinating the accommodations with the student, the instructors, other departments, and third-party service providers.
Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 were intended to prevent discrimination against individuals with disabilities. They provide: “No otherwise qualified person with a disability in the United States … shall, solely by reason of … disability, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity sponsored by a public entity.”
University of Lynchburg faculty and staff strive to provide each student with positive educational experiences and helpful services. Even so, it is understandable that complaints will arise from time to time. To address and resolve concerns as quickly as possible, all students are encouraged to address complaints to the office responsible for overseeing the area of concern.
If a student believes they have experienced discrimination due to a disability, or perceives an issue with ADAAA or Section 504 compliance including a denial of an accommodation, they have the right to seek resolution or file a grievance with the University’s ADA/Section 504 Coordinator. Prompt resolution of such matters is in the best interest of the student, faculty, staff, and the University. Questions regarding the University’s compliance with Section 504 or the ADAAA can be addressed to:
ADA/Section 504 Coordinator
- Director of Title IX Compliance and Equal Opportunity Officer
- 107 Hundley Hall
- 1501 Lakeside Drive, Lynchburg, VA 24501-3113