The Office of Disability Services provides services and academic adjustments to ensure there is no discrimination on the basis of disability.
Fall Semester Hours
Other hours are available by appointment.
Following the guidelines of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title III of the Americans with Disabilities act of 1990, Thiel College does not discriminate in the recruitment, admission or treatment of students with documented disabilities. Students with disabilities must meet the College's academic standards for admission and be able to perform the essential objectives for a program and course work. Our office:
Who Qualifies for Academic Adjustment?
All self-identified and qualified persons with a disability requesting reasonable academic adjustments at Thiel College must complete the following prior to academic adjustments being given.
Disability / Diagnosticians(s)
All students' documentation will be evaluated on a case-by case basis. This information will help ensure proper consideration of each student's individual need occurs in a timely manner.
The Office of Disability Services has the responsibility of determining students' needs for academic adjustments and how Thiel College can meet these needs with the resources available. If the student or faculty believes the academic adjustment(s) provided are not reasonable, the established grievance procedure should be followed.
Documentation for Qualification
Request for Academic Adjustments
Follow Policies & Procedures
Act as Your Own Advocate (Your Rights)
Please note: Thiel College is not required to provide the specific academic adjustments that the student requests. An alternative academic Adjustment may be provided if it is effective. A "reasonable" academic adjustment involves a thorough analysis of the individual's circumstances of the case in question. Determination of what is reasonable requires a balance between the student's right to access and Thiel's right to uphold academic integrity.
Faculty should include a statement directing a student to the Office of Disability Services on a syllabus in order to make it clear to a student that it is his or her responsibility and right to get the process of receiving academic adjustments started. The following is to be included on all course syllabi:
It is the policy of Thiel College and its educational programs not to discriminate against qualified students with documented disabilities. Students desiring accommodation for a disability are responsible for providing evidence from a qualified professional confirming the disability and identifying appropriate interventions. This evidence should be taken to the Office of Disability Services in the Learning Commons as early as possible in the semester. The Coordinator of the Office of Disability Services will develop a letter of accommodation to be sent to course instructors and other appropriate offices.
If documentation is already on file, the students with disabilities are responsible for visiting the Office for Disability Services to set up accommodations for EACH semester. They are also responsible for talking to their professors about their needs as early as possible for EACH semester.