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504 Committee

Mission Statement: The mission of this committee is to ensure that the LIU Hudson is responsive to the needs of their students with disabilities and are in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (1973) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (1990).

Introduction

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is a civil rights statute that prohibits discrimination of individuals with disabilities by facilities, includong colleges, that receive federal financial assistance. The Americans with Disabilities Act extends Section 504 to include all facilities, whether or not they receive federal funds.

Applying for Accommodation

While students are entitled to reasonable accommodations, in order to receive such aids or services, it is their responsibility to: (1) inform the University of their condition by contacting the LIU Hudson 504 Committee; (2) make a written request to be accommodated; (3) specify the desired accommodation(s); (4) provide documentation of their disability that is no more than five years old, includes specific assessment measures that have been administered by an appropriate professional, and a diagnosis.

University Process

Upon receipt of a written request for accommodation, accompanied by appropriate documentation of a disability, the chair of the 504 Committee will convene the Committee as soon as possible when school is in session to consider the civil rights of the individual alongside the academic standards and integrity of the University, and to determine whether or not the requested accommodation is reasonable.

Communication

The individual will be notified in writing if further information is required by the Committee or if a determination has been reached. The chair of the 504 Committee, Dr. Iris Goldberg, may be reached at (914)831-2710.