In pursuit of its mission and in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990*, Pacific Oaks College is committed to providing qualified students with disabilities equal access to academic courses, programs, and school activities.
Students with disabilities have the right to:
- Equal access to courses, programs, services, on-campus jobs, and activities offered by the school;
- Equal opportunity to learn and receive reasonable accommodations, academic adjustments and/or auxiliary aids and services to ensure that they have the opportunity to succeed equal to that of all other students at the school;
- Confidentiality of information regarding their disability as applicable laws allow;
- Self-determine who will receive student-released, disability-related materials and information within and outside the school; and
- All rights and privileges available to other students at Pacific Oaks College.
Students with disabilities have the responsibility to:
- Follow published procedures for obtaining reasonable accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids and services;
- Self-identify as an individual with a disability when an accommodation is needed and to seek information, counsel, and assistance as necessary in a timely manner with the CARE Office;
- Provide current documentation at their own expense from a qualified professional that reflects the student’s current disability status, and how the disability limits participation in courses, programs, services, and activities;
- Meet qualifications and maintain essential institutional standards for courses, programs, services, and activities;
- Immediately report any problems or concerns associated with granted accommodations;
- Provide updated information to the CARE Director should his/her needs change; and
- Provide for his/her own independent living needs or other personal needs related to a disability (i.e., personal care attendants).
A student with a documented disability may request reasonable accommodations by contacting the CARE Director. This request must be accompanied by appropriate documentation that establishes that the student has a specific disability and that supports the accommodation(s) requested.
Pacific Oaks reserves the right to select the specific aids and services it provides, as long as it deems they will be effective for the student and do not fundamentally alter the program or academic standards. Such aids and services are determined on a case-by-case basis in consultation with the student who has identified the need for accommodation.
- Association of Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD)
- Disability Resources Monthly
- National Council on Disability
For more information, please contact the CARE Director:
Patricia Meda, Director
Pacific Oaks College
Attn: Patricia Meda
45 Eureka, Room A104
Pasadena, CA 91103
*The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability and require that reasonable accommodations be provided to all qualified students with disabilities in all programs and activities within the control of the institution, provided such accommodations would not impose an undue burden on the school and/or fundamentally alter the nature of the service, program, or activity provided. Determination of reasonable accommodations and compliance with ADA and Rehabilitation Act for students are managed by campus administration. No student shall be retaliated against for seeking accommodation under this policy.