Students with Disabilities
Fairleigh Dickinson University adheres to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Individuals who are qualified to participate in academic programs and who have disabilities such as, but not limited to, the following may be covered by these laws:
- Blindness or visual impairments.
- Cerebral palsy.
- Chronic illness such as AIDS, arthritis, cancer, cardiac disease, chronic fatigue syndrome,diabetes,multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, psychiatric disorders.
- Deafness or hearing impairments.
- Drug or alcohol addiction (Section 504 covers former users and those in recovery programs and not currently using drugs or alcohol.
- Epilepsy or seizure disorders.
- Orthopedic handicap.
- Specific learning disability.
- Speech disorder.
- Spinal cord or traumatic brain injury.
A college or university has the flexibility to select the appropriate accommodations after consultation with the student. Students are advised to request in writing a specific accommodation for their disability, providing complete documentation, at least 30 days before the start of the semester.
In addition to our campus and veterans service offices, FDU hosts a Center for College Students with Learning Disabilities, with a 25-year track record as NJ’s leading program helping students with learning disabilities find success at the college level. Through a fully integrated and personalized program of support, center students demonstrate outstanding records of performance while participating as leaders and athletes in campus activities. Prospective students with learning disabilities are encouraged to contact the Center for additional information and download an application from the center’s web site.