Maharishi University of Management,
in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended,
and with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), recognizes that
qualified students who have diagnosed or identified disabilities are entitled
to benefit from the educational programs of the University if reasonable
accommodations can be arranged.
with diagnosis, evaluation, and testing are the responsibility of the student
except in cases of severe financial need demonstrated to, and upon
recommendation of, the Office of Student Financial Aid. Requests for adaptive
equipment and/or other accommodation needs for academic purposes will be
submitted through the Director of the Student Success Center. The University’s
Disability Officer will assess the need and determine whether the University
will purchase the adaptive equipment or otherwise accommodate the student’s
needs. The Disability Officer will report all accommodation requests and
actions to the Director of the Student Success Center and the relevant faculty.
Appeals of decisions regarding academic accommodation shall be made to the Dean of Teaching and Learning, whose decision shall be final.
How do I receive
Once you are admitted to the
University, we would like to plan with you for any reasonable accommodations
you may need in order to enjoy a successful academic experience. Please contact
the Director of the Student Success Center about
your needs before you arrive on campus for your first semester or at any time
The Director of the
Student Success Center and/or the Disability Officer will want to talk to you
about your disability, discuss your needs, and review your documentation. The
documentation should include a diagnosis or description of your disability(ies),
list results of tests (if appropriate), and include the recommendations of a
specialist regarding appropriate academic accommodations. At this point we may
schedule another meeting to include your faculty advisor. In consultation with
your documentation, we will determine academic accommodations that we can offer
on our campus.
accommodations may include extended test-taking time, special seating,
note-takers, readers/books in alternative format, and assistance from the
Student Success Center. We can help provide information about books on tape,
adaptive equipment for physical disabilities, or specialized software. Of
course, we will work together to determine what is appropriate for you.
How do I receive
Those with physical disabilities will
find the campus accessible. All major classrooms and dining facilities are
accessible, as are the major social sites and needed residence facilities. Individuals
with disabilities who have access problems in any campus building or other
needs are encouraged to bring their concerns to the attention of David Todt,
Chief Administrative Officer, (641) 472-1195 (campus ext. 1195).