We provide services to students with temporary health issues or permanent disabilities.
D'Youville College is committed to providing equal access to all students,
including those who qualify as persons with disabilities. Any student with documentation of a disability is eligible for service through the D'Youville College Disability Services Office.
All students who disclose a disability are referred to Isabelle Vecchio, Coordinator of Disability Services, who will meet with you to identify what types of accommodations you'll need.
After you receive notice that you've been accepted to D'Youville, you should schedule an appointment to apply for services. You'll need to meet with our office each semester to discuss your ongoing needs.
The application process requires documentation of your disability that reflects your current condition. Please contact the Coordinator of Disability Services if you have further questions.
Accommodations for Students
Learn about the accommodations that are available for qualified students.
Frequently asked questions
We have answers to common questions you may have about disability services or the accommodations process.
Our Disability Services Office staff are happy to assist you.
Laws That Apply To Disability Services
According to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), an individual with a disability is defined as a person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, a person who has a history or record of such impairment, or a person who is perceived by others as having such an impairment.
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act states that "No otherwise qualified person in the United... shall, solely by reason of...disability, be denied the benefits of be excluded from participation in, or be subjected to the discrimination under any program or activity that either receives federal financial assistance."
D’Youville College does not discriminate against students with disabilities. Students with disabilities do not need to disclose their disability on any admission documents to have access to academic programs and services. Students with disabilities must meet the same admission standards as students without disabilities. SAT scores taken under special conditions are not identified to the admissions office.
Office of Civil Rights
The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) in the U.S. Department of Education provides information explaining the rights and responsibilities of students with disabilities who are preparing to attend postsecondary schools. This information also explains the obligations of a postsecondary school to provide academic adjustments, including auxiliary aids and services, to ensure that the school does not discriminate on the basis of disability. Read more about the Office for Civil Rights