Special Student Services
Our diverse student body includes people of all abilities and disabilities. We have accommodations in place to help you through your academic courses and extracurricular activities.
Receiving Appropriate Reasonable Accommodations
- Read our Documentation Guidelines and Policies
- Students with disabilities who desire special student services must present evaluations (psycho educational or psychological) that are no more than three years old
- Students who need to be evaluated, please see our Psychological Assessment Referrals
- Individual Evaluation Plans (IEPs) and 504 Plans do not offer sufficient information
- Students with other disabilities must submit written documentation of their disability from their physician or psychologist
- Each student is provided with assistance in understanding his or her disability, so each student can become empowered as a self-advocate, communicating his or her needs to faculty and the University community
Available Disability Services
- Duquesne is an Accessible Campus for students who use wheelchairs, or are mobility impaired and we also offer special parking areas/permits
- Students with disabilities may utilize Academic Accommodations, such as pre-registration and special arrangements for testing
- Information concerning grants from the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation and scholarships is provided by Financial Aid
- Handicap Access and Parking Maps are available
- Additional services for students with Specific Disabilities are also available
Statement of Non-Discrimination
Motivated by its Catholic identity, Duquesne University values equality of opportunity, human dignity, and racial, cultural and ethnic diversity, both as an educational institution and as an employer. Accordingly, the University prohibits and does not engage in discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability or status as a veteran. Further, Duquesne University will continue to take affirmative steps to support and advance these values consistent with the University's mission statement.
This policy applies to all educational programs and activities of the University, including, but not limited to, employment practices, admission, educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic or other University-sponsored programs. This is a commitment by the University in accordance with its religious values and applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations including Title IX of the Education Amendment Acts of 1972. Nothing herein, however, should be interpreted as a waiver by the University of its own Constitutional and legal rights based upon its religious affiliation.