The purpose of the Student Accessibility office is to provide equal access to North Greenville University’s programs and facilities for those students who have a disability.Section 504 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, state that no "otherwise qualified" individuals, solely by reason of their disability, can be denied the benefits of, be excluded from participation or be subjected to discrimination in any program or activity.
North Greenville University recognizes a student with a disability as anyone
whose impairment substantially limits one or more major life activity. Students
may receive a variety of services including academic accommodations such as
extended time on tests. However, receipt of reasonable accommodations cannot
guarantee success--all students are responsible for meeting academic standards.
Students requesting services should contact the Student Accessibility office and provide appropriate documentation of their disability. It is the responsibility of the student with the disability to obtain and pay for this documentation. Some accommodations require significant planning; therefore, students should begin the process well in advance.
- Submit the most recent to our office. Guidelines for documenting various types of disabilities are found below. You may mail or email it to Student Accessibility. Complete the Initial Contact Form (ICF). Your documentation & the ICF help give us a preliminary idea of what your needs are for accommodations at NGU.
- The Coordinator of Student Accessibility will review these items and arrange a time to talk with you by phone or in person to arrive at a more definite idea of your accommodations.
- Each semester, you will come to see the coordinator to pick up your accommodation letters to take to your professors. There will be a sheet attached for the professor to sign to acknowledge that he/she has received a copy of the letter. The sheet should be returned to the coordinator by the student once all professors for that semester have signed it.
- Student documentation is held in the strictest confidence and information contained in the documentation is not released to anyone without written permission from the student.
- Special accommodations related to test taking may be available for students with disabilities who are registered with the Student Accessibility office. Common testing-related accommodations include extended time on testing; permission to test in a low-distraction testing area; use of a laptop for essay or writing-intensive exams, etc.
- North Greenville University has a Testing Center located in the Neves Academic Building. Students with disabilities who are registered with Student Accessibility may request a space in the Testing Center by completing the online Test Reservation Form.
- Student Accessibility needs to receive the completed online Test Reservation Form at least two (2) work days prior to the quiz, test, or exam to confirm space availability and coordinate with professors to ensure that the testing session goes smoothly. More than five days may be needed for the coordination of final exams.