PASS Policy Statement
NDNU is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act:
A. Section 202 of the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act:
“No qualified individual shall, by reason of such disability, be excluded from participation in or be denied the benefits of the services, programs or activities of any public entity, or be subject to discrimination by any such entity.”
B. Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act:
“No otherwise qualified, handicapped individual in the united states shall solely, by reason of his 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.”
Policy on Providing Services
Accommodation decisions are the product of an interactive process which involves students and their past academic history, parents, pass office, academic advisors, faculty members and, where necessary, outside experts. Students who provide incomplete documentation are offered assistance and guidance, such as referrals for additional testing. Academic accommodations that are judged to have a negative impact on the academic integrity of the educational program (e.g., those that would fundamentally alter the program of study) will not be honored. The final determination for providing appropriate and reasonable accommodations rests with NDNU. The PASS ensures that the ultimate decision conforms with well established practices in the field and pertinent legal precedents.
Eligibility Policy for PASS Services
All students must meet the requirements for admission to NDNU. After being accepted for admission to NDNU, the student should bring or send a copy of their documentation of disability immediately. A student with a disability needs to meet the qualifications set by PASS for learning support and services.