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  • Rob Bahny, Director
    Foy Hall - Rm. 109
    (518) 783-4239
    (518) 782-6770 fax
    rbahny@siena.edu
     

Policies and Procedures

 

Policy Statement

The major goal of Services for Students with Disabilities is to act as a facilitator of services for qualified students with disabilities as they pursue their goal of graduation.  

  • The Office will coordinate the reasonable accommodations that each individual student with a disability is entitled to under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.  These accommodations will only be granted to students who have registered and provided acceptable documentation of their disability to the Office.
  • Academic accommodations that students receive in class will not give them a competitive advantage over their peers, but these accommodations will aim to neutralize any competitive disadvantage that their disability may cause.  
  • It is the decision of the student whether or not to disclose his/her disability to the Office.  However, it is suggested that students register with the Office upon commitment to attending the College.  Although a student may choose to register with the Office at any point, accommodations are not retroactive.  

Privacy Statement

All documentation and information obtained by Services for Students with Disabilities during the registration process is considered private.  As part of the registration process, students are asked to complete release forms detailing authorization for information release.