Here at Duquesne, Equity & Opportunity Begin at Home

We were founded to advocate and advance opportunity for other and, for over 140 years, we’ve stood up for the health and economic well-being of people. Our students are no exception; rather, our top priority.

Our diverse student body includes people of all abilities and disabilities, and we're here to help you succeed. We'll provide appropriate and reasonable accommodations to help you through your academic courses and reach your greatest potential.

Academic Accommodations

Students with disabilities may register early for courses prior to the normal pre-registration period.
Depending on an individual's needs, the University offers special arrangements for oral testing, extended times for examinations, test readers, distraction reduced testing, and computers for testing.
Depending on an individual's needs, the University creates accommodations to make the classroom environment fit the student's disability needs. Accessible classroom relocations can be made through the Office of Disability Services on an as needed basis for students who use wheelchairs or are mobility impaired.
Services include (but are not limited to) making arrangements for: oral testing, secluded testing, tape-recording in classes, note-taking assistance, extended-time testing and readers for test situations.

We will also assist students in petitioning the Student Standing Committee for any warranted substitutions as per submitted documentation.
Accommodations available on an individual basis
We work closely with various state and nonprofit agencies to coordinate the services of interpreters for students with hearing impairments.

We're Here for You

Getting Around Campus

Accessible classroom relocations can be made through the Office of Disability Services on an as needed basis for students who use wheelchairs or are mobility impaired.

The Office of Disability Services will assist each student in procuring reasonable accommodations in the Living/Learning Centers and classroom facilities.

Students with physical disabilities must submit written documentation of their disability from their physician.

Students who possess a handicapped license plate can purchase a standard parking permit and park in designated handicap parking areas.

Students with psychological disabilities who desire special services must present a full psychological evaluation (from a psychologist or psychiatrist) that are no more than three years old. Individual Evaluation Plans (IEPs) and 504 Plans do not offer sufficient information.

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.

Contact Us

We're here and ready to help you.

Adam Wasilko

Dean of Students; Assistant Vice President, Student Involvement

Maggie Allen

Assistant Director of Disability Services

Mari Jean Kocinski

Administrative Assistant

Linda Farrow

Administrative Assistant