Policies, Standards, and Procedures

Policies, Standards, and Procedures

This page contains  Policies, Procedures, and Standards applicable to CAPS at UNC Chapel Hill.  Additional policies can be found on the UNC Policies website.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ensures that no qualified person shall by reason of a disability be denied access to, participation in, or the benefits of, any program or activity operated by the University. Each qualified person shall receive reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access to educational opportunities, programs, and activities in the most integrated setting appropriate.

This policy is consistent with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 .

Responsibility for coordinating the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s compliance with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act as Amended (ADAAA) and Subpart E of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, resides with the Office of Accessibility Resources & Service insofar as these laws apply to students with disabilities (telephone: 919-962-8300 711 Relay).

Students with disabilities are an essential part of the campus community and contribute significantly to The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill through their talents, abilities, and skills. The University is therefore committed to assuring that students with disabilities can fully participate in University life and that its programs, activities, and services are accessible. The University facilitates accessibility by providing reasonable and appropriate accommodations and services to students and applicants for admission who have a documented disability.

Students and applicants have several options for seeking review of an ARS determination regarding the student’s or applicant’s eligibility for services or accommodations or an ARS decision to deny a requested service or accommodation. Because ARS exclusively addresses the disability needs of students and applicants for admission to an academic program, ARS is unable to assist faculty members, staff members, and postdoctoral scholars.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ensures that no qualified person shall by reason of a disability be denied access to, participation in, or the benefits of, any program or activity operated by the University. Each qualified person shall receive reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access to educational opportunities, programs, and activities in the most integrated setting appropriate.

This policy is consistent with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 .

 

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973   states:

no otherwise qualified handicapped* individual in the United States. . . shall, solely by reason of. . . handicap, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under, any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.