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This page details the Policies and Procedures of Student Accessibility Services (SAS). Below is a statement about how the policies and procedures relate to the law and then below that are links to some specific policies and procedures. If you have a question about any of the policies that are either posted here or not, please contact the office. For information on how to request accommodations, please see:

How to Register and Access Accommodations

Rights and Responsibilities

Clark University follows the provisions under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. These civil rights laws maintain that no qualified individual with disabilities shall, solely on the basis of their disability, be excluded from participation in, be denied benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity in higher education.

IDEA only applies to K-12 students. Previous accommodations provided under IDEA may not be considered reasonable accommodations under Section 504 and the ADA. Importantly, 504 plans and individualized educational plans (IEPs) from high school do not carry over into higher education. Also, 504 plans and IEP documentation are usually not considered sufficient disability documentation in the accommodation request process.

Downloadable Policies and Procedures

All housing accommodations follow the Housing Accommodation Policy and Procedure. In the case that a housing accommodation has its own policy, like the Emotional Support Animal Policy, those accommodations fall under both their own policy and the Housing Accommodation Policy and Procedure.