People with Disabilities, Policy Statement:

Title: People with Disabilities, Policy Statement:
Policy Owner: Office of Diversity & Equity
Applies to: Faculty, Staff, Students, Others
Campus Applicability:
Effective Date: November 15, 2011
For More Information, Contact Office of Diversity and Equity
Contact Information: (860) 486-2943
Official Website:

The University of Connecticut is committed to achieving equal educational and employment opportunity and full participation for persons with disabilities.  It is the University’s policy that no qualified person be excluded from consideration for employment, participation in any University program or activity, be denied the benefits of any University program or activity, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination with regard to any University program or activity.  This policy derives from the University’s commitment to nondiscrimination for all persons in employment, academic programs, and access to facilities, programs, activities, and services.

A person with a disability must be ensured the same access to programs, opportunities, and activities at the University as all others.  Existing barriers, whether physical, programmatic, or attitudinal must be removed.  Further, there must be ongoing vigilance to ensure that new barriers are not erected.

The University’s efforts to accommodate people with disabilities must be measured against the goal of full participation and integration.  Services and programs to promote these benefits for people with disabilities shall complement and support, but not duplicate, the University’s regular services and programs.

Achieving full participation and integration of people with disabilities requires the cooperative efforts of all of the University’s departments, offices, and personnel.  To this end, the University will continue to strive to achieve excellence in its services and to assure that its services are delivered equitably and efficiently to all of its members.

Anyone with questions regarding this policy is encouraged to consult the Office of Diversity and Equity (ODE).  The office is located in Wood Hall, Unit 2175, 241 Glenbrook Road, Storrs, Connecticut 06269-2175, telephone, 860-486-2943.