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Office of Disability Services

Disability Services
Asha Nambiar, Coordinator of Disability Services
BC 119 B
Phone 973-408-3962
Fax 973- 408-3768

Welcome to Drew University’s Office of Disability Services.  We hope that the information here and on our website is helpful to you.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us by phone, email, or set up an in-person appointment with one of our staff.  The Office of Disability Services collaborates with and empowers students who have disabilities in order to coordinate basic support services that enable equal access to an education and university life.

ACADEMIC ACCOMMODATIONS:  Should you require academic accommodations, you must file a request with the Office of Disability Services. It is your responsibility to self-identify with the Office of Disability Services and to provide faculty with the appropriate documentation from that office at least one week prior to any request for specific course accommodations.  There are no retroactive accommodations. Links to request forms below:

Current StudentsRequest for Academic Accommodations

Current StudentsRequest for Academic Accommodation Letters

The deadline to request Letters of Accommodations for all students currently registered with the Office of Disability Services for the Fall semester is 09/16/2013. 

Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act:  FERPA

State of New Jersey Personal Assistance Service Program - PASP provides routine, non-medical assistance to adults with disabilities who are employed, involved in community volunteer work, or attending school.

About Us

Drew University, in accordance with the policies underlying Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the ADAAA, and in compliance with the Association of Higher Education and Disability guidelines, works to ensure that reasonable accommodations are implemented for enrolled students with documented disabilities to function effectively in the academic environment.  All admitted students are judged by the appropriate admissions offices to have the ability to succeed academically, and all students are required to meet the same academic standards.  At the same time, the University recognizes that a documented disability and potential learning differences may require accommodations.  We are committed to helping all students develop fully and successfully complete their degree requirements.

The University acknowledges that the decision to self-identify is a personal choice and makes no pre-admission inquiry about a candidate’s disability.  If a candidate wishes to inquire about disability services offered by the university, a confidential meeting with the Office of Disability Services may be arranged.

Students must register and request services of the Office of Disability Services. Confidentiality is honored and maintained.

Please note: Any documentation voluntarily submitted to an admissions officer is not forwarded to the Office of Disability Services.  No action or documentation is taken until the student requesting accommodations meets with a representative from the Office of Disability Services.

You are encouraged to visit the website to Register with Disability Services or look for other resources including, Documentation Guidelines and Support Services.

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