Disability Support Services
Arcadia University is committed to providing qualified students with documented disabilities equal access to programs, facilities and services in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
The mission of Disability Support Services is to work in cooperation with students, faculty, staff and the campus community to promote a universally designed environment and to ensure that university opportunities at Arcadia are accessible and equally available to all qualified students. In addition, DSS works to promote students’ self-advocacy skills and their academic abilities.
Office: Knight Hall, 215-572-4033
Mailing Address: 450 S. Easton Road, Glenside, PA 19038
Services for Students
The Office of Academic Development
provides services and coordinates academic accommodations for students
with disabilities. Students who wish to receive accommodations from the
university due to a disability must meet with Disability Support
Services (DSS) in the Office of Academic Development at Knight Hall. In
order to receive accommodations, students must meet with DSS before each
semester that they are enrolled at the university. Students with
disabilities are accommodated on an individual basis to best meet their
particular needs. We will discuss reasonable and appropriate
accommodations with students and assist them with arranging those
accommodations. All discussion between our staff and students is
strictly confidential. Students are not required to reveal a disability
unless they will need accommodations. Information for new students.
Other Support Services Available to Student with Disabilities
staff can provide one-to-one instruction in time management, organizational
skills, prioritizing, or other reading, learning and study strategies. Peer
tutoring is free to all undergraduate students enrolled at the university.
Advanced peer tutors and graduate assistants are available to work with
students who have specialized needs. Students with disabilities may discuss
their need for these services with our staff.