Cleveland State University has a long established policy of non-discrimination on the basis of disability in education and employment. The goals and objectives of this policy are to provide equal educational and employment opportunities to enable persons with disabilities in the university to function adequately, both personally and professionally, within the academic, social, and broader communities.
The University takes affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified persons with disabilities and disabled veterans. The University makes reasonable accommodation to the physical and mental limitations of employees and applicants for employment, wherever such an accommodation does not impose an undue hardship on the conduct of the University's mission to educate.
No otherwise qualified student or applicant for admission with a disability shall be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity solely because of a disability. Such a person will not, on the basis of disability , be denied admission or be subjected to discrimination in recruitment or admission. No qualified student with a disability will be, on the basis of disability, excluded from, or discriminated against, in any academic research, occupational training, housing, health, counseling, financial aid, physical education, athletic, recreation, transportation, or other educational or extracurricular program. The University's programs, when viewed in their entirety, will be readily accessible to persons with disabilities whether by barrier free structures or reasonable program adjustments. To the extent that it is financially feasible, the University will continue to provide in a central location necessary auxiliary educational aids for students with impaired sensory, manual, ambulatory, or speaking skills.
The Office for Institutional Equity is actively involved in the implementation of the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended, and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and provides assistance to the University community so that reasonable and consistent standards are applied to accommodations for staff and students.
Employees and student workers, including graduate assistants, can be identified as a person with a disability or as a disabled veteran by printing and completing the Invitation to Self Identify Form and returning the form to the Office for Institutional Equity. Click here to download the form. Forms are also available in the Office for Institutional Equity and the Office for Services for Persons with Disabilities.
Students with disabilities needing accommodations should contact the Office for Disability Services. Click here for details.
The Office for Services to Persons with Disabilities provides a full range of services to students and assists staff with requests for accommodations requiring equipment or special aid to perform the essential functions of the job.
The Office for Institutional Equity investigates and resolves all complaints of discrimination on the basis of disability or disabled veteran status. Click here to review complaint & grievance procedures.