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Academic Policy 22

Policy:

The PTA program adheres to the University’s Policy AD42, Statement on Nondiscrimination and Harassment.

The Pennsylvania State University is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to programs, facilities, admission and employment without regard to personal characteristics not related to ability, performance, or qualifications as determined by University policy or by state or federal authorities. It is the policy of the University to maintain an academic and work environment free of discrimination, including harassment. The Pennsylvania State University prohibits discrimination and harassment against any person because of age, ancestry, color, disability or handicap, national origin, race, religious creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status. Discrimination or harassment against faculty, staff or students will not be tolerated at The Pennsylvania State University (guru.psu.edu/policies/AD42.html).

Procedure:

Students who wish to request accommodations based on a disability should contact the disability contact liaison. Students requesting accommodations must complete requested intake forms and participate in an intake interview. Documentation supporting the request for accommodations must be submitted and cannot be more than three years old. Documentation is specific to the type of disability that a student has. Individual Education Plans (IEP’s) from high school are not acceptable.

Additional information may be obtained from Office of Disability Services (equity.psu.edu/ods/index.html).

Upon verification of the disability, appropriate accommodations will be recommended. The student is advised that accommodations required for clinical experiences may differ from those required for didactic courses. The student is advised to discuss potential accommodations for clinical experiences with the disability contact liaison at least 6 months prior to clinical placement.

Disability services contact liaisons:

Jennifer Anto, campus nurse
Williams Building, Room 104A
jla40@psu.edu
724-430-4100 ext.4137
Ms. Anto works with students who have physical disabilities.

Cindy Artis, student counselor
Williams Building, Room 124
724-430-4100 Ext. 4122
Ms. Artis works with students who have: a learning disability, AD/HD, and psychological disabilities.