Accessing Reasonable Accommodations at PLNU
Point Loma Nazarene University (PLNU) provides individuals with disabilities access to the programs, services, and activities of the University. Pursuant to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as amended by the ADA Amendments Act, and other applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations, PLNU prohibits discrimination and harassment against a qualified individual with a disability. As stated in Section 504: “No otherwise qualified individual shall, solely by his or her disability, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.”
The PLNU Disability Resource Center (DRC) is the point of contact regarding disability issues for all PLNU undergraduate and graduate students including students enrolled at the Mission Valley campus and College of Extended Learning students enrolled in courses at Community College satellites. The DRC assists current and prospective students, by facilitating access and opportunity for participation in all activities at PLNU.
Requesting Reasonable Accommodations
Current and prospective students seeking an accommodation must follow the reasonable accommodation procedures outlined in the Disability and Reasonable Accommodations Policy for Current and Prospective Students. After the student files the required documentation, the DRC, in conjunction with the student, will develop an academic adjustment or accommodation plan (AP) to meet that student’s specific learning needs. The DRC will thereafter email the student’s AP to all faculty who teach courses in which the student is enrolled each semester. The AP will be implemented in all such courses.
If students do not wish to avail themselves of some or all of the elements of their AP in a particular course, it is the responsibility of those students to notify their professor in that course. PLNU highly recommends that DRC students speak with their professors during the first two weeks of each semester about the applicability of their AP in that particular course and/or if they do not desire to take advantage of some or all of the elements of their AP in that course. Faculty who notice that a student is not electing to use all of the elements of his/her AP in their particular course should contact the DRC to discuss the situation with the student and determine whether the AP should be modified for that course.