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Accessibility Resources Center

The University of New Haven takes great pride in the accomplishments, both personal and academic, of its many students and alumni. In keeping with this ideal, the University is committed to providing equal access for individuals with disabilities to all of the programs and services it offers. This commitment is consistent with legal requirements of both Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA") of 1990 as amended, and it embodies the University's determination to ensure the inclusion of all members in its community.

The Accessibility Resources Center ("ARC") provides comprehensive services and support that serve to promote educational equity and ensure that students are able to participate in the opportunities available at the University of New Haven. 

To sustain this objective, students are expected to utilize the resources of the Accessibility Resources Center as well as other campus resources to the degree they determine necessary. Although a significant degree of independence is expected of students, the Accessibility Resources Center is available to assist students should the need arise.

All referrals and inquiries concerning any matters relating to students with disabilities, accessible facilities and/or reasonable accommodations should be directed to this office at (203) 932-7332 or AccessibilityResCtr@newhaven.edu.

The ADA/Section 504 Compliance Officer is Rebecca Johnson and can be reached by phone at (203) 932-7238.

New Students and/or New Requests for Medical, Military, or Disability-Related Accommodations

The Accessibility Resources Center (ARC) provides comprehensive services and support that serve to promote educational equity and ensure that students can participate in the opportunities available at the University of New Haven.

All students should review this information carefully to determine if you need to request housing or dining modifications, or other reasonable accommodations. If you are not a student with a chronic medical condition, disability or military combat related disorder, this information may not be applicable to you.

IEP and/or 504 Plan Requests

If you are a student who has had an Individualized Education Program (IEP) or 504 Educational Plan, and would like to continue with a modified plan at the University of New Haven, you must apply for the modification through the Accessibility Resources Center.

These modifications are not automatic.

DUE DATE FOR FALL SEMESTER: July 1. Don't wait - start now! Late requests may result in substitution, delay, or denial of the request.

Modifications to Housing and Dining

If you are a student who will need modifications to housing (such as an air conditioner, single room, double room, accessible bathroom, etc.) due to a chronic health related disorder or other disability, or if you are a student who needs modifications to dining (such as a modified meal plan due to severe food allergies or other significant medical conditions with significant dietary restrictions and it is determined after a meeting with dining services that they cannot meet your dietary needs), you must apply for the modification.

These modifications are not automatic.

DUE DATE FOR FALL SEMESTER: July 1. Don't wait - start now! Late requests may result in substitution, delay, or denial of the request.

Let the ARC Know You Need Reasonable Accommodations

Please read this Step-by-Step Guide to Request Reasonable Accommodations for more details. For any of the above modification requests, email the ARC. Our staff will then return to you the paperwork required to start the modification review process.