Policy Number: 53

Disability Accommodation: Students

Subject:

Accommodation for disabilities

Scope:

Students

Date Reviewed: April 2014

Responsible Office: Human Resources and the Office of Academic and Research Affairs

Responsible Executive: Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer; Executive Vice President for Academic and Research Affairs

I.     POLICY AND GENERAL STATEMENT

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston ensures equal educational opportunity for all qualified individuals with a disability, defined as:

"...any person who (i) has a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activities, (ii) has a record of such an impairment, or (iii) is regarded as having such an impairment."

II.     PROCEDURE

The procedure outlined for students in HOOP Policy 101 Disability Accommodation shall be followed to address all disability accommodation requests.

Any student alleging discrimination on the basis of a disability is referred to the procedure outlined in HOOP Policy 183 Equal Opportunity, Discrimination and Harassment.

III.     CONTACTS

ContactTelephoneEmail/Web Address

Human Resources           

713-500-3130  

http://www.uth.edu/hr/department/equal-opportunity/index.htm

Office of Academic and Research Affairs 713-500-3062

http://www.uthouston.edu/academics/

http://www.uthouston.edu/evpara/personnel.htm