ADA/504 Compliance

Towson University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity in its programs and activities.

The university complies with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), as amended by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008, and other applicable federal and state regulations that prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability. The Rehabilitation Act and the ADA require that no qualified person shall, solely by reason of disability, be denied access to, participation in, or the benefits of, any program or activity operated by the university.

Under Section 504 and the ADA, the term "disability" means, with respect to an individual, (A) a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities of such individual; (B) a record of such an impairment; or (C) being regarded as having such an impairment. Major life activities include, but are not limited to, caring for oneself, performing manual tasks, seeing, hearing, eating, sleeping, walking, standing, lifting, bending, speaking, breathing, learning, reading, concentrating, thinking, communicating, and working. A major life activity also includes the operation of a major bodily function.

The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the ADA and Section 504:

Office of Fair Practices
Dan Leonard
Fair Practices Officer
Phone: 410.704.2638
Email address:

Facilities Management (physical accessibility)
Lisa Taylor
Facilities ADA Coordinator
Phone: 410.704-2490
Email address:

Office of Human Resources (employees)
Michelle Dacey
Leave and Timekeeping Coordinator
Phone: 410.704.6326
Email address:

Disability Support Services (technology/information accessibility and students)
Susan Willemin
Phone: 410.704.2638
Email address: 

Please also consult the Towson University Policy Prohibiting Discrimination on the Basis of Race, Color, Religion, Age, National Origin, Sex and Disability.