Office of Academic Access

EMU is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities to ensure equal access to the university and its related programs. The university seeks to comply with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 2008, and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008. The Office of Academic Access coordinates faculty and staff support for students needing reasonable accommodations.  Independence, self advocacy, and personal success are promoted.

Accessing Services

Upon acceptance to EMU, students with documented disabilities should meet with the Office of Academic Access in the Academic Success Center so documentation can be processed prior to the student’s arrival on campus and registration for classes. The Office of Academic Access is located in Sadie Hartzler Library, third floor. 

Disclosure of a disability is voluntary, and all documentation is kept confidential in the Office of Academic Access. However, students need to identify their disabilities and provide adequate documentation if they wish to obtain accommodations. Accommodations are not retroactive. Upon request, information will be provided to help students obtain documentation and understand their rights and responsibilities in the university setting.

Students who wish to appeal a decision on their accommodations may use the university grievance procedures located in the president’s office or the student life office.