Accommodation Requests

Reasonable Accommodations

Towson University 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 

Employees

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

Applicants

Towson University 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.

Students

In the context of higher education, a reasonable accommodation is a modification or adjustment in the academic environment that enables a qualified student with a disability equal access to the university's programs, courses, services and activities. Examples of reasonable accommodations may include, but are not limited to: testing accommodations, note-taking assistance, alternate formats for printed material, interpreting or transcription services, reading and writing software, para-transit registration and internship accommodations.

Accessibility and Disability Services works with students with disabilities who wish to request an accommodation. A student with a disability is encouraged to register with our office as soon as possible after admission to the university to ensure timely provision of services.

For more information and for the Accessibility and Disability Services Application, please see the Accessibility and Disability Services or call (410) 704-2638.

Visitors

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

Commencement

Towson University is committed to ensuring that Commencement is accessible to all students and members of the public. A student with a disability who needs an accommodation at the ceremony should contact Accessibility & Disability Services.

Guests with mobility needs who do not have a state-issued disability license plate or hang tag should park in the designated lot based on whether or not they have a Commencement Graduate permit. If you have a Commencement Graduate permit, you should park as directed by staff in one of the Graduate parking lots (13, 14 or 19) at the Towson Center. If you do not have a Commencement Graduate permit, you should park in the Union garage. Para-transit services will be available from all Towson Center lots to transport guests with mobility needs to the Towson Center. Guests who utilize para-transit services from the Towson Center lots are welcome to have one other member of their party ride the para-transit van with them.

Shuttle buses will also be available to transport guests, including those with mobility needs, from the Union garage to the Towson Center.

After the ceremony, shuttles and para-transit service will be available to transport passengers back to parking lots. For those with mobility needs who are returning to Towson Center lots 13, 14 or 19, please look for posted signs outside of the Towson Center where you were dropped off, or speak with a Parking & Transportation representative. If you are returning to the Union garage, please look for the shuttle buses marked for the “Union Garage.”

Service may be requested by speaking with a Parking & Transportation staff member or by calling 410-704-RIDE (7433).

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.

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 Inclusion and Institutional Equity by phone at 410-704-0203 or by email at .