Disability Resource Center
Asbury Seminary seeks to provide an optimal opportunity for success for qualified students with disabilities without compromising the caliber of instruction or the self-confidence of the learner.
The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities. The following policy statement describes the procedures the seminary will follow in providing reasonable accommodations to persons with disabilities.
Prior to admission into a particular degree program, an applicant should arrange an interview with the Accommodations Officer in the Student Services Office to discuss how projected accommodations will interface with degree program requirements.
A student having a disability requiring accommodation must provide the seminary with documentation from a specialist certified to diagnose the particular disability.
The documentation provided by a physician or a certified psychologist must indicate the type of disability and recommended accommodation.
- The diagnosis must be not more than three years old. More current documentation may be required on a case-by-case basis.
- It is the student’s responsibility to inform the institution through the accommodations officer of his or her disability and of the need for accommodation. Such disclosure should be done no later than two weeks before the first day of classes for any academic term.
- Documentation of disability must be submitted to the accommodations officer two weeks prior to the first day of classes for which the student is requesting accommodation. The accommodations officer will keep the documentation in a separate file.
- The accommodations officer, upon review of the relevant documentation of the disability, will determine reasonable accommodation in each particular case and for each individual class. The student and relevant professor may be consulted during this process.
- An accommodation request that is not among the list of approved reasonable accommodations will be reviewed by the accommodations committee. In such case, the accommodations committee will determine reasonable accommodation.
- The accommodations officer will communicate to the relevant faculty member, the Registrar, and the student, elements of accommodation for each particular class.
- Requests for accommodation must be made each term. The student must make this request in writing no later than two weeks before the first day of classes, and present this written request for accommodation to the accommodations officer.
Asbury Theological Seminary provides reasonable accommodation for qualified students with disabilities on an individualized basis. If you are a student with a disability, and believe you are in need of reasonable accommodations in a class, you will need to make an appointment with an Accommodations Officer, located in the Student Services Office on the Kentucky Campus or in the Enrollment Management Office on the Florida Dunnam Campus.