ADA Compliance

Rush has been at the forefront of institutions promoting disability rights, the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

The University provides reasonable accommodations to all students on a nondiscriminatory basis consistent with legal requirements as outlined in the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and applicable implementing regulations of these statutes. A reasonable accommodation is a modification or adjustment to an instructional activity, facility, program or service that enables a qualified student with a disability to have an equal opportunity to participate in all student activities.

To be eligible for accommodations, a student must have a documented disability as defined by the ADA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and applicable implementing regulations of these statutes. Both the ADA and Section 504 define disability as the following: (a) a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities (b) an individual who has a record of such an impairment or (c) a person who is regarded as having such a condition.

For disability-related assistance, questions or concerns, contact Paula J. Brown, manager of Diversity and Inclusion, and Chair of the Rush ADA Task Force at (312) 942-7094.