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Office of Student Accessibility Services

In keeping with its goal to promote diversity among its student population, RUSH University is committed to attracting and educating students who will help to make the population of health care professionals reflective of the national population, including individuals with disabilities. In addition, RUSH University is committed to ensuring equal access to its facilities, programs and services are available to students with disabilities.

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. Students with physical, chronic health conditions, temporary conditions/injuries, sensory, learning and/or psychological disabilities are encouraged to engage this office for support. 

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. Both the ADA and Section 504 define disability as:

  • (a) a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities of such individual;
  • (b) a record of such impairment; or
  • (c) being regarded as having such a condition.  

In order to respect your privacy and ensure a thoughtful interactive process please contact the Office of Student Accessibility Services.

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