The Office of Disability Resources works to ensure that people with all kinds of disabilities have equal access and equal opportunity to fully participate in the University experience. We envision a collegiate environment committed to accessible and inclusive practices, where disability is a valued component of campus diversity.
Disability Resources offers academic adjustments and assists students requiring residential accommodations. Once students have selected the University of Rochester and have enrolled, they can register with our office.
Current students are encouraged to meet with an access coordinator early in the semester to become acquainted and talk about classroom accommodations. However, requests to discuss accommodations or learn more about our servies are welcome at any time.
Supporting documentation regarding the existence and the nature of a student's disability is generally considered private. Accordingly, without written consent from the student, information contained in the disability file is kept confidential to the maximum extent possible. Disability-related information will also be kept separate from the student's academic record.
Access to a student's disability file is limited to the local access coordinator, the University disability resource coordinator, and other University officials who require access to the information to perform their professional responsibilities, or who need access to protect the health or safety of the student or others.
All records received will be destroyed seven years after last enrollment term.