Meridian complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and state and local regulations regarding students and applicants with disabilities.
The goal of Disability Services at Meridian University is to equalize the learning environment for students with disabilities.
Students with disabilities are expected to meet the academic requirements and standards required of all students in Meridian’s graduate programs. In order to assist disabled students in fulfilling the responsibilities of the program, every effort is made to provide reasonable accommodation. No otherwise qualified disabled student is, solely by reason of their disability, excluded from participating in, denied the benefits of, or subjected to discrimination in any academic, research, counseling, financial assistance, or other activity that Meridian provides.
The ADA defines a person with a disability as a person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activity.
Students are responsible for contacting the Academic Records Office for Disability Services if accommodations are desired. Each person, disability, and situation is unique, so needs will be considered individually.
Submitting the Accommodations and Verification forms initiates the Disability Accommodation Review. The Disability Accommodation Review may include further assessment of the disability and options for accommodation. Once all required documentation has been received, the Disability Accommodation Review may take up to 20 to 30 working days.
Forms and Documents
- Accommodations Request Form in the Student Handbook
- General Disability Verification Form in the Student Handbook
- Association on Higher Education and Disability
- US Department of Justice ADA Homepage
- Financial Aid for Students with Disabilities http://www.finaid.org/otheraid/disabled.phtml