Cleveland University-Kansas City prides itself in nurturing and supporting each individual student throughout his/her educational experience. Accommodations are met for students with disabilities while ensuring program requirements.
The University has adopted the following definition in determining whether a particular student does, in fact, have a disability that may need accommodation. A disability is “a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of the major life activities of an individual, such as caring for one’s self, learning, working, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, and breathing.”
Impairment may be “any physiological disorder or condition, cosmetic disfigurement, anatomical loss, or psychological disorder such as retardation, organic brain syndromes, emotional or mental illness, and specific learning disabilities.” (Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act.)
Inquiries concerning federal guidelines about who is covered and who is not covered under Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act can be made to the Academic Support and Access Services Office, located at the southeast corner of the Ruth R. Cleveland Memorial Library, on the first floor of the 10850 CUKC building. Contact Joni Johnson, Director of Academic Support Management for information about support and services offered by CUKC.
This office also houses the Academic Testing Center.