Norwich University is committed to ensuring equal access to its programs and activities for qualified individuals, including individuals with disabilities. In keeping with this commitment, Norwich University supports the standards set forth in Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, as amended, and similar state laws which are designed to eliminate discrimination against qualified individuals with disabilities. Disabilities may include physical, learning, or mental impairments which substantially limit one or more of a person's major life activities, and which necessitate modifications to Norwich’s facilities, programs, or services. Norwich is committed to making reasonable accommodations for qualifying students, faculty, and employees with disabilities as required by applicable laws as well as to making the campus, its facilities and online resources accessible as required by applicable laws. Norwich cannot make accommodations that are unreasonable, unduly burdensome, or fundamentally alter the nature of its programs or services.
Ensuring an accessible and inclusive educational and work environment is the responsibility of every member of the university community.
The Director of Human Resources is the University's ADA/504 Coordinator and shall: receive and respond to complaints of discrimination or harassment on the basis of disability; coordinate responses to requests for accommodation or employment modification by employees; coordinate responses to issues regarding campus accessibility in collaboration with other offices; and monitor Norwich University's legal compliance in regards to persons with disabilities. Relevant policy and procedures are established in Norwich’s Non-Discrimination Policy and the Student Rules and Regulations.
The Facilities Operations Department is responsible for complying with all code issues for existing renovations, as well as new buildings, and for promoting compliance with campus physical and architectural access. University event planners should work with Facilities Operations to ensure access to Norwich events, public programs, and places of public accommodation for students, faculty, staff, and guests.
The Office of Information and Technology Services is responsible for identifying, implementing, maintaining, and renewing accessible information systems, including web presence, academic support systems, and administrative information infrastructure. It ensures the accessibility of digital information and resources for students, staff, and public users.
The Academic Achievement Center (AAC) is responsible for organizing the response to requests for accommodation and provision of academic services that support the needs of students with disabilities enrolled in Norwich University residential/campus-based programs. Specific ADA policy and procedures for Norwich residential students are established in the Academic Catalog for residential programs.
The ADA Coordinator for the College of Graduate and Continuing Studies (CGCS) is responsible for organizing the response to requests for accommodation and provision of academic services that support the needs of students with disabilities enrolled in Norwich University online programs. Specific ADA policy and procedures for Norwich online students are available on the College of Graduate and Continuing Studies Accessibility Page and current course catalogue.
The Department of Human Resources is responsible for coordinating the university's response to related employment issues such as hiring processes; job performance and evaluation; benefits including vacation, personal, and sick leave; and university compliance with state and federal employment laws such as FMLA and Workers' Compensation.
Facilities Operations, (802) 485-2148
Information and Technology Services, (802) 485-2456