Community Standards

Students with Disabilities

Union College is an educational community that values diversity and seeks to promote meaningful access to educational opportunities for all its students. Union College is committed to full compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

As an educational institution, Union College believes that students should understand their disabilities and learn ways to compensate for them. Professional documentation should include strategies for coping, when possible, so that students can find reliable ways to be successful. While Union College is committed to making reasonable accommodations, it is the students’ responsibility to learn about themselves and how they can negotiate in the world successfully. A part of that process is self-advocacy.

For more information about Accommodative Services at Union College, including more detailed information about policy and procedures regarding accommodations, please visit the Office of Accommodative Services, at this link or in the Schaffer Library, Room 222.