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Special Services

Our diverse student body includes people of all abilities and disabilities. We have accommodations in place to help you through your academic courses and time at Duquesne University.

Receiving Appropriate Reasonable Accommodations

Psychological and Learning Disabilities

  • Students with psychological disabilities who desire special services must present a full psychological evaluation (from a psychologist or psychiatrist) that are no more than three years old.
  • Students who need to be evaluated in the Pittsburgh area, please see our Psychological Assessment Referrals.
  • Individual Evaluation Plans (IEPs) and 504 Plans do not offer sufficient information.

Physical Disabilities

  • Students with physical disabilities must submit written documentation of their disability from their physician.

Statement of Non-Discrimination

Motivated by its Catholic identity, Duquesne University values equality of opportunity, human dignity, and racial, cultural and ethnic diversity, both as an educational institution and as an employer. Accordingly, the University prohibits and does not engage in discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability or status as a veteran. Further, Duquesne University will continue to take affirmative steps to support and advance these values consistent with the University's mission statement.

This policy applies to all educational programs and activities of the University, including, but not limited to, employment practices, admission, educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic or other University-sponsored programs. This is a commitment by the University in accordance with its religious values and applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations including Title IX of the Education Amendment Acts of 1972. Nothing herein, however, should be interpreted as a waiver by the University of its own Constitutional and legal rights based upon its religious affiliation.