Students with Disabilities

Americans with Disabilities Act Statement

University of Arkansas Grantham complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and state and local requirements regarding students with disabilities. In compliance with federal and state regulations, University of Arkansas Grantham will provide reasonable accommodations or services to qualified students with disabilities.

UA Grantham will deem a request for accommodation or services reasonable if the request:

    • Is based on documented individual needs;
    • Does not compromise essential requirements of a course or program;
    • Does not impose a financial or administrative burden upon the University beyond that which is deemed reasonable and customary; or
    • Is within the scope of the University‚Äôs control.

UA Grantham defines a qualified student as one whom, with or without reasonable accommodations, is able to perform the essential functions of program or course requirements. The essential requirements of an academic course or program do not need modification to accommodate an individual with a disability.

Final responsibility for selection of the most appropriate accommodation rests with the ADA Coordinator of University of Arkansas Grantham and is determined on a case-by-case basis, dependent upon the nature of the disability of a student. A student seeking accommodations or services is encouraged to e-mail to discuss potential academic accommodations or services and begin the review process. The ADA Coordinator, in consultation with the student, will determine the accommodation.

Student responsibility includes:

    • Following the accommodation procedure outlined above.
    • Being proactive in the submission of all required documents for consideration, as accommodations are not granted retroactively.
    • Providing and incurring expense for current appropriate documentation (within five years), from a qualified medical or other licensed professional, of the disability and the accommodation or service needed.
    • Providing a signed medical opinion stating that with the reasonably requested accommodation or service, the student would be physically and/or mentally able to perform the essential functions of program or course requirements.
    • On a course-by-course basis, presenting the letter of accommodation to the course faculty member within the first week of each course in order for the faculty member to comply with the granted accommodation(s) effectively.

If a student identifies a disability that may prevent him/her from completing a degree program or seeking employment in a field for which the degree program is designed to prepare him/her, the University will take all information into consideration, including medical or professional documentation, when determining whether and what type of an accommodation will be made.