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Procedures for Requests

Elmira College, founded in 1855, has buildings that may not be accessible to individuals with disabilities. It is the policy of Elmira College to provide to individuals with disabilities, access to programs and activities normally scheduled in non-accessible areas through the process of relocating programs and activities to an accessible area.

To facilitate this process of relocation the following procedures are provided for receiving requests for access to programs and activities by individuals with disabilities. It is the responsibility of each office named to develop specific reasonable and timely accommodations to individuals requesting such reasonable accommodation.

Academic Programs and Activities

Individuals with disabilities should be aware that academic programs and activities scheduled in Watson fine Arts Building, Carnegie Hall, Gillett Hall, Terrace Level of McGraw Hall and on upper floors of Fassett Commons, Kolker Science Building and Harris Hall are not accessible. Requests for academic programs and activities to be relocated should be made with reasonable notice to:

Office of the Registrar
Dean Michael Halperin
McGraw Hall
(607) 735-1895

Administrative Programs and Services

Individuals with disabilities should be aware that administrative programs and services scheduled on the second floor of McGraw Hall, and the Terrace Level and third floor of Hamilton Hall are not accessible.

Requests for administrative programs and services to be relocated should be made with reasonable notice to:

Carolyn Draht
Assistant Registrar and Director of Disability Services
McGraw Hall, Room 113
(607) 735-1857

Housing

Individuals with disabilities should be aware that accessible housing will be made available. Requests for accessible housing should be made to:
Carolyn Draht
Assistant Registrar and Director of Disability Services
McGraw Hall, Room 113
(607) 735-1857

Due to the nature of our residential campus, requests for accessible housing should be made as early as possible after admission has been granted and at least 90 days prior to the beginning of the term in which accessible housing is first requested.

Non-Discrimination Statement

In compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and other federal, state and local laws, Elmira College does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, or disability in any phase of its employment process and of its admission or financial aid programs, or any aspects of its educational programs or activities.

In compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Elmira College prohibits discrimination on the basis of physical or mental disability, including learning disabilities. Questions or concerns regarding the College‘s obligations under Section 504 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) should be directed to Mrs. Carolyn Draht, Assistant Registrar and Director of Disability Services. Vice President Julie Baumann ‘75, Vice President of Enrollment Management, is the individual designated by the College to coordinate its efforts to comply with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Additional information about the College’s Disability Services and documentation requirements are available on our website at: http://www.elmira.edu/academics/Academic_Resources/Disability_Services/Accessibility_Services_Information.html