Non-Discrimination and Reasonable Accommodation on the Basis of Disability

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University Policy Number 1203

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I. SCOPE

This policy applies to all George Mason University faculty, staff, students, university contractors, and visitors.

II. POLICY STATEMENT

George Mason University is committed to providing equal access to employment and educational opportunities for persons with disabilities.  George Mason University recognizes that individuals with disabilities may need reasonable accommodations to have equally effective opportunities to participate in or benefit from university educational programs, services and activities, and to have equal employment opportunities.  George Mason University shall adhere to all applicable federal and state laws, regulations, and guidelines with respect to providing reasonable accommodations as necessary to afford equal employment opportunity and equal access to programs for qualified persons with disabilities.  Applicants for admission and students requesting reasonable accommodations for a disability should contact the Office of Disability Services at 703 993-2474.  Employees and applicants for employment should contact Compliance, Diversity, and Ethics (CDE) at 703 993-8730.  Visitors and participants in non-academic programs should contact the sponsoring department or Compliance, Diversity, and Ethics at 703 993-8730.  Questions regarding reasonable accommodations and/or discrimination on the basis of disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator in the Compliance, Diversity, and Ethics office.

III. RESPONSIBILITIES

Compliance, Diversity, and Ethics (CDE) is responsible for administering and monitoring George Mason University’s policy on non-discrimination and reasonable accommodation on the basis of disability.  Compliance, Diversity, and Ethics and employing departments are jointly responsible for providing reasonable accommodations for employees.

Program units are responsible for providing accommodations for non-academic programs with the assistance of Compliance, Diversity, and Ethics.  The Office of Disability Services is responsible for determining reasonable accommodations for students. Academic departments and faculty members are responsible for providing those accommodations in cooperation with the Office of Disability Services.

IV. COMPLIANCE

Inquiries about or complaints alleging violation of the University’s Non-Discrimination and Reasonable Accommodations on the Basis of Disability policy should be directed to Compliance, Diversity, and Ethics.  Mason Hall D201, MS 2C2, Fairfax, VA 22030. Phone (703) 993-8730.

V. EFFECTIVE DATE AND APPROVAL

The policies herein are effective April 3, 2006.  This Administrative Policy shall be reviewed and revised, if necessary, annually to become effective at the beginning of the University’s fiscal year, unless otherwise noted.

Approved:

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Senior Vice President

__/S__________________
Provost

Date approved: April 20, 2006

Date of most recent review: October 8, 2012