Support Services for Students with Disabilities
The Office of Disability Services (ODS) works closely with students, faculty, and University administrators to ensure appropriate services for students with documented disabilities in accordance with Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title III of the Americans and Disabilities Act of 1990. Students who register with ODS will complete the same coursework as their peers, and registering does not become a part of a student’s transcript. The University will make every attempt to provide reasonable accommodations to students who have a documented disability.
Please contact ODS by calling either our Rose Hill office (718-817-4362) or Lincoln Center office (212-636-6282) to obtain information about documentation guidelines and the registration process if you would like to receive academic accommodations at Fordham University. Both offices are open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please note that a student is not eligible to receive any academic accommodations until formally registered via a completed intake appointment. Accommodations are not made retroactively, so it is best to contact ODS to begin this process the summer before entering Fordham. If a new, incoming student has one of the following types of disabilities: physical mobility, visual impairment, or a hearing impairment, it is essential to contact ODS by July 2 in order to ensure that accommodations can be put in place before classes begin in September. Please do not send documentation of a disability to the admissions office. Any information regarding a student’s 504 Plan or IEP must be sent directly to ODS.
Students seeking a substitution for the foreign language core through the Office of Disability Services must complete the process by the end of their first semester at Fordham. Applying for the substitution does not guarantee you will be approved for this accommodation as this accommodation is the only one that changes degree requirements and therefore eligibility is jointly determined by ODS and the dean’s office.
Applicants who have been accepted for admission, or current students who are seeking accommodation(s) for a disability, should contact the Office of Disability Services at the following locations:
Lincoln Center Campus
Lowenstein Room 408
Rose Hill Campus
O’Hare Hall, Lower Level
Westchester students should contact the Rose Hill office at 718-817-0655.
For more information
Visit the Disability Services web page.