In accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, Misericordia University strives to ensure that "no otherwise qualified individual with a disability shall, solely by reason of her or his disability, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program administered by the university."
All students entering the University receive a Disability Declaration Form which affords them the opportunity to seek academic adjustments, auxiliary aids and services under Section 504 free of charge. Students with a documented disability may seek services at any time by contacting Kristen Ricardo 570-674-6205 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students may also elect to apply to Misericordia University's fee-based Alternative Learner's Project (ALP) for services that extend beyond those accommodations referred to under Section 504. Detailed information regarding the Alternative Learners Project can be found on the MU website.
A qualified professional must provide documentation and interpretation which clearly identifies and explains the applicant's disability.
Applicants with learning disabilities should submit the results of recent (no more than two years old) tests of:
Students with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder need to provide the following documentation:
Students with a sensory, physical, or psychological disability must meet the following documentation requirements:
At the beginning of each semester, a student who is registered with the Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD) should submit a written request to OSD for an updated Accommodation Plan (AP)Examples of accommodations include: extended time on tests, use of a note sharer, and tape recording of lectures.
Once the AP is completed and approved by the student and the OSD, faculty can be informed of the accommodations they can expect to be utilized by the students. Students should provide a copy of the AP to their professors.
By contacting the OSD each semester and informing the professors in a timely manner, students who need accommodations will be supported for academic success. Any student who has concerns about the provision of reasonable accommodations should first contact the Office for Students with Disabilities.
Misericordia's Student Success Center operates a wide variety of programs to support students.
|Bridge||Freshmen||Pre-College academic preparation|
|Freshmen||Extension of orientation; academic preparation; engagement in MU|
|AIM||Freshmen||Academic intervention for freshmen posting two D's or one F at mid-semester|
|Choice||Freshmen||Advisement of undeclared students|
|Early Alert Program||All students||Referral system used by faculty and staff to identify students in academic difficulty|
|Academic Workshops||All students||Academic assistance workshops offered to all|
|Tutorial Program||All students||Management of all requests for tutoring (full and part-time students)|