Disability Services: Welcome
William Jewell College is committed to ensuring that educational opportunities, programs, and services offered by the College are available and accessible to all individuals in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2008, and the Fair Housing Act.
William Jewell does not discriminate on the basis of disability in matters of admissions, housing, services, employment, or in the educational programs and activities it offers to students or prospective students. William Jewell promotes an environment of respect and support for individuals with disabilities, and will make reasonable accommodations for such individuals pursuant to applicable law.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the ADAAA of 2008, a person has a disability if he/she:
Has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of the major life activities. These activities can include but are not limited to walking, standing, seeing, eating, speaking, hearing, sitting, breathing, reading, learning, performing manual tasks, caring for oneself.
- Has a record or history of such impairment; or
- Is regarded as having such impairment.
To prevent discrimination on the basis of disability, reasonable and appropriate accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids are determined on a case-by-case basis for otherwise qualified individuals who have a demonstrated need for these services and can provide appropriate documentation.
Information concerning eligibility for accommodations, required documentation, and the application process is set forth in William Jewell’s Policies and Guidelines for Individuals with Disabilities listed below. Additionally, any individual requesting a housing or dining accommodation or a medical exemption from the housing or dining policy should complete the Request for Accommodation application below.
Policies and Guidelines for Individuals with Disabilities
The office of Disability Services promotes self-advocacy and encourages individuals to understand their rights and responsibilities. For additional information about Disability Services at William Jewell College: