KGI is committed to providing appropriate services and reasonable accommodations to students with disabilities.

  • Mission of Student Accessibility 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 Division 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.

  • How to Register for Accommodations:

    Self-identification is voluntary. All students with a disability that are seeking accommodations must be registered with the Director of Student and Campus Life, Student Accessibility Services Coordinator and provide documentation of the disability, if accommodations are desired. Please note that information will be kept strictly confidential.

    • Please email to schedule an intake appointment
    • Digital forms will be provided via email and will be required to be completed prior to the scheduled appointment
    • Intake registration appointments for accommodations may begin as promptly as admittance into the Institution

    Required Documentation:

    All students seeking accommodations must provide documentation of their disability.

    All documentation should:

    • Be current
    • State clearly the diagnosed disability and educational or medical documentation
    • Describe the functional limitations resulting from the disability
    • For learning disabilities, provide all psychological and education testing instructions used in the evaluation report and relevant subtest scores used to document the stated disability


    All academic accommodations must be registered with KGI Student Accessibility Services Coordinator, in order to use accommodations in the classroom. Accommodations can be given for all categories of disabilities. It is important to make an appointment as soon as possible to determine reasonable accommodations. Documentation is required and may be requested for specific accommodations. It is the students’ responsibility to meet with the KGI Student Accessibility Services Coordinator in order to receive approved accommodations. For more information regarding Student Accessibility Services, please review the Student Handbook.

  • Contact KGI Student Accessibility Services:

  • Keck Graduate Institute’s website is designed to be accessible to individuals with disabilities and to comply with federal guidelines concerning accessibility. If you have suggestions on how to make the site more accessible, please complete a website feedback form by clicking here.