Welcome to Saint Augustine’s University
Saint Augustine’s University’s ADA Compliance Program for Students with Disabilities offers quality services, reasonable and effective accommodations to students with disabilities to enhance their academic success, participation in educational programs, and quality of campus life. The University supports the protection available to members of its community under all applicable Federal laws, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, and Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The ADA Office invites all students with special needs to take advantage of the support services provided by the University, to enable them to reach their full academic potential. Saint Augustine’s University prohibits the discrimination of students with disabilities and provides reasonable and appropriate accommodations to qualified students with disabilities.
Who is Eligible for Services?
All students attending Saint Augustine’s University with documented disabilities are eligible and encouraged to contact the ADA Office at 919.516.4382. Students who think they have a disability are encouraged to contact the ADA office.
How Do I Apply for Services?
If a student wishes accommodations, the student must contact the ADA Office and submit recent documentation of the disability from an appropriate licensed/certified professional. A letter, summary statement or education plan alone will not suffice. If we receive this information during the summer, we can begin preparing for the student’s needs before the student comes to campus.
Rights and Responsibilities of Students with Disabilities
Students with disabilities have the right to:
- Equal access to courses, programs, services, jobs, activities, and facilities offered through the university;
- Equal opportunity to work and to learn, and to receive reasonable accommodations;
- Appropriate confidentiality of all information regarding their disabilities and to choose to whom information about their disabilities will be disclosed, except disclosures that are required or permitted by law; and
- Information available in accessible formats as warranted by documentation.
Students with disabilities have the responsibility to:
- Meet qualifications and maintain essential institutional standards for courses, programs, services, jobs, activities and facilities;
- Identify themselves as individuals with a disability when an accommodation is needed and to seek information, counsel, and assistance within a reasonable amount of time;
- Pick up accommodation letter(s) and give to their instructors;
- Demonstrate and/or document (from an appropriate professional) how the disability limits their participation in courses, programs, services, jobs, activities, and facilities;
- Follow procedures for obtaining reasonable accommodations; and
- Arrange test accommodations with each faculty member.
Dr. Linda Hubbard Curtis
1315 Oakwood Avenue
Benson Building, Room 200
Raleigh, North Carolina 27610