Undergraduate Policies and Forms

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Title IX

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. § 1681) is a federal law that states “no person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” The law expressly prohibits all forms of sex discrimination, which include sexual harassment, sexual assault and sexual violence. More information can be found on the online policy link.

The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 as Applied To Colleges and Universities

Congress passed Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act in 1973. It is a civil rights statute designed to prevent discrimination against individuals with disabilities.

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which was modeled after Section 504, was signed into law in July 1990, but most provisions did not take effect until January 26, 1992 and July 26, 1992.

Disability Documentation Standards and Eligibilty for Accommodations

The Disability Documentation Standards are the criteria that Pacific University considers when reviewing a students’ documentation of a disability in the course of determining reasonable and appropriate accommodations for the student. Pacific University’s standards are adpated from recommendations from the Association for Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) and the Oregon Association for Higher Education and Disability (ORAHEAD).

Use of the Disability Documentation Standards contrary to Pacific University’s Nondiscrimination Policy is prohibited.