Disability Services

Salve Regina is committed to providing students with disabilities equal and integrated access to all of its educational, residential, social and recreational programs. Disability Services, as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, ensures that students with disabilities receive appropriate accommodations and assistance in order to participate fully in University programs.

Disability Services has three primary goals:

  • To provide support services and reasonable accommodations that allow all students equal access to Salve Regina programs, regardless of disability.
  • To provide students with the opportunity to realize their full potential by developing self-awareness and self-advocacy skills.
  • To provide students with general disability information and information about resources (local, state and federal) that can assist them in their academic and/or life goals.

Accommodations for students with disabilities may include, but not be limited to:

  • Visual or hearing impairment technology devices
  • Recorded texts or other assistive technology
  • Note-takers
  • Scribes for exams
  • ASL interpreters
  • Separate location for exams
  • Extended time for exams
  • Classroom relocation
  • Accessible or preferential classroom seating
  • Housing accommodations

Specific accommodations are determined by the director in consultation with the student, and are based upon the disability documentation provided.

Salve Regina is not obligated to provide accommodations that represent an undue hardship on the University, or that would represent a fundamental alteration of its essential programs.