Student Disability Resources (SDR) is the designated office that provides reasonable accommodations and services to students with disabilities enrolled at the Schuylkill campus
Penn State encourages academically qualified students with disabilities to take advantage of its educational programs. It is the policy of the University not to discriminate against the disabled in its admission policies, procedures, or its educational programs, services, and activities.
No qualified student with a disability may be excluded from participation in or denied the benefits of any course or course of study on the basis of disability.
Applicants and current students of Penn State Schuylkill who wish to request accommodations based on a disability should contact the campus' 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 to the Coordinator of Counseling and Student Disability Resources and cannot be more than three years old. Documentation must be specific to the type of disability that a student has. Individual Education Plans (IEP's) from high school are not acceptable. Upon verification of the disability, appropriate accommodations will be recommended.
Penn State has a disability services office at every Penn State campus that provides accommodations and services for students with disabilities. Each designated office:
- requests and maintains disability-related documents
- certifies eligibility for services
- determines and develops plans for reasonable accommodations such as academic adjustments, auxiliary aids, and/or services
as mandated under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2008 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.