A qualified person with a disability who meets the academic and technical standards required to enroll in and participate in the Empire State College graduate program shall be provided an equal opportunity to obtain a degree in the most integrated setting appropriate to that person's needs. Empire State College will make reasonable accommodation to meet the needs of students with disabling conditions. Each student’s needs are considered on an individual basis through consultation with the student's center/school/unit.
The flexible nature of our degree programs make Empire State College an ideal place for a motivated, independent learning with a disability to obtain a degree. In most cases, accommodations can be arranged through the center/school/unit. Students should notify the disability representative at the center/school/unit of his or her disability (see page 65 for policy and procedures). The disability representative is able to notify the student's advisor and other centers/schools/units of his or her need for accommodations:
School for Graduate Studies: Patricia Ryan, 518 587-2100, ext. 2267, Pat.Ryan@esc.edu
Office of Collegewide Disability Services, Coordinating Center (Saratoga Springs): Kelly Hermann, director, 518 587-2100, ext. 2380, Disability.Services@esc.edu
The disability representative may refer a student's request for accommodations to the Office of Collegewide Disability Services in the Coordinating Center when a request is not easily accommodated at the center. Disability Services will contact you when the referral is made and may request current documentation of your disability so effective accommodations can be determined.
Empire State College complies with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. No otherwise qualified individual with a disability shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or subject to discrimination under any activity of the college solely by reason of his or her disability. Please visit our website www.esc.edu/DisabilityServices or see the section on Student Life Policies and Procedures for further information.