Mission of Disability Services:
Students with disabilities are an integral part of Keck Graduate Institute’s rich diversity. KGI is committed to providing appropriate services and reasonable accommodations to students with disabilities including those with mobility, visual, speech, hearing impairments; chronic illnesses; psychological and intellectual disabilities; and temporary disabilities. The Office of Student Affairs is dedicated to helping all graduate students at KGI with the resources they need to achieve academic and personal success.
American with Disabilities Act of 1990:
Prohibits discrimination against individuals with physical and mental disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and access to all public and private places that are open to the general public. Institutes of higher education must provide reasonable accommodations to qualified students. Enforced by U.S. Civil Rights Division, Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
Section 504 Rehabilitation Act of 1973:
Prohibits discrimination against an otherwise qualified individual with a disability, solely on the basis of the disability, in any program or activity that receives federal financial assistance. Enforced by Office of Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education.
Fair Housing Act (Title VII of The Civil Rights Act of 1968):
Prohibits discrimination in housing based upon race, sex, religion, color, national origin, familial status, and disability. Prohibits refusal to make reasonable accommodations in rules, policies, etc. when such accommodations may be necessary to afford a person with disability the equal opportunity to use and dwell in the residence. Jointly enforced by Department of Housing and Urban Development and Department of Justice.
KGI complies with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 as amended, and other applicable state and federal law prohibiting discrimination against individuals with disabilities. Under these laws, students have the privilege to confidentiality. KGI recognizes that student health information is confidential information as per state and federal laws. It is the responsibility of the student alone to communicate disability accommodations with their faculty.
Disability Services Handbook:
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