Accommodation Requests

If you are in need of a reasonable accommodation please use the information for students, faculty, staff and visitors below.

Reasonable Accommodations

TU will provide reasonable accommodation(s) upon request to otherwise qualified employees and students as required by law to ensure equal access to university employment, educational opportunities, programs, services and activities in the most integrated setting, to the extent such accommodation(s) do not impose an undue hardship on the university, constitute a fundamental alteration to a program or compromise academic integrity. In general, it is the responsibility of the employee or student to make their disability status and need for accommodation known.

Once the need for accommodation becomes known, it is the responsibility of the university and the individual with a disability to engage in a dialogue to identify possible accommodations to assess their reasonableness and effectiveness. Determinations regarding accommodations are made on a case-by-case basis.

How to Request an Accommodation 

Students

A student with a disability can initiate the process of requesting an accommodation by completing this application with the Office of Accessibility and Disability Services (ADS). Attach documentation of your disability with the application, if available. Submit to the office by fax, mail or in person. After it is received, ADS will contact you for an appointment to discuss your disability-related needs and requests.

Students can apply for Accessibility and Disability Services by completing this application.

Accessibility and Disability Services Application

An accommodation is a modification or an adjustment in the environment that enables a qualified student with a disability to have an equal opportunity to participate in the university’s programs, courses, services and activities. Examples of accommodations include classroom accommodations such as note-taking assistance, testing accommodations such as extended time, internship accommodations, on-campus housing accommodations, and paratransit services.

Eligibility for an accommodation is determined on a case-by-case basis. Students should submit documentation in support of their accommodation request and meet with an ADS specialist for a personal interview. For more information see Accessibility and Disability Services or call 410-704-2638.

Employees

TU provides reasonable accommodations to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to enjoy equal employment opportunities. Reasonable accommodations for employees are handled through the Office of Human Resources. For more information, email  or call 410-704-2162 during regular business hours.

Employees can request accommodations.

Employee Accommodation Request Form

Applicants

TU provides applicants and candidates with disabilities accommodations for the application and interview process. To request disability accommodation(s) please submit the Applicant Disability Accommodation Request Form. For questions, please email the Office of Human Resources at  or call 410-704-2162 during regular business hours.

TU provides applicants and candidates with disabilities accommodations for the application and interview process.

Applicant Disability Accommodation Request Form

Visitors

Visitors who have questions regarding accessibility for a particular event or who need to request an accommodation for a disability (for instance; sign language interpreter, wheelchair access) should fill out the Visitor Disability Accommodation Request Form.  For questions, please contact the Office of Inclusion and Institutional Equity by email or by phone 410-704-0203.

Visitors who need to request an accommodation for a disability (sign language interpreter, wheelchair access, etc.) should fill out this form.

Visitor Disability Accommodation Request Form

Commencement

Towson University makes several accommodations for persons with disabilities participating in and attending Commencement.

Communication

The university will take appropriate steps to ensure that communications with individuals with disabilities are as effective as communications with others. The university will provide appropriate auxiliary aids and services where necessary to afford qualified individuals with a disability, including applicants, participants, companions, and members of the public, an equal opportunity to participate in, and enjoy the benefits of, the services, programs and activities of the University.

Request video or audio captioning/transcripts. Please provide two weeks notice.

Closed Captioning Request Form

Facilities

The university is committed to affording equal opportunity to individuals with disabilities by providing physical access to its programs, activities and services.

If any individual has difficulty navigating the physical environment of the university, please contact the Office of Inclusion and Institutional Equity by phone at 410-704-0203 or by email at .