Accommodation Request Procedures for University Events and Programs

The University has established a procedure for handling accommodation requests so that employees, students and visitors with disabilities may participate in University sponsored events and programs. This includes, but is not limited to, participation in theatrical and other artistic performances, lectures, seminars, athletic events, convocation and commencement ceremonies.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the University will provide reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities, unless the accommodation imposes an undue burden or fundamentally alters the nature of the program or activity. The following procedure will be followed for handling accommodation requests for events: 

  1. An individual may contact the ADA/504 Compliance Officer to request accommodations by calling (301) 687-4102, TDD (301) 687-7955. The University will print this information on any events announcements published.

  2. When an accommodation request is received, the ADA/504 Compliance Officer consults with the facilities manager for the building where the event is being held to arrange an appropriate accommodation.

  3. The ADA/504 Compliance Officer may also consult with the sponsor of the event to determine what accommodations will be required for the specific event or program.

  4. After arranging an accommodation, the ADA/504 Compliance Officer then contacts the requestor to offer the accommodation. The ADA/504 Compliance Officer makes a record of the offer and the requestor's response.

If the requestor rejects the accommodation, he/she is notified of the right to file a grievance following the University's internal grievance procedure.