Special Student Services provides information about accommodations, services and facilities to students with disabilities.

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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 extracurricular activities.

Receiving Appropriate Reasonable Accommodations

  • Read our Documentation Guidelines and Policies
  • Students with disabilities who desire special student services must present evaluations (psycho educational or psychological) that are no more than three years old
  • Students who need to be evaluated, please see our Psychological Assessment Referrals
  • Individual Evaluation Plans (IEPs) and 504 Plans do not offer sufficient information
  • Students with other disabilities must submit written documentation of their disability from their physician or psychologist
  • Each student is provided with assistance in understanding his or her disability, so each student can become empowered as a self-advocate, communicating his or her needs to faculty and the University community

Available Disability Services 

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.

    Affordable Colleges Online

    College Affordability: A Guide for Students with Disabilities

    Affordable Colleges Online, an organization dedicated to providing free higher education tools and information for current and future college students and their families, has recently published a new resource for students with disabilities, titled "Making College Affordable: A Guide for Students with Disabilities." Multiple experts in the field with experience in academia, financial aid, and law contributed to the content in this resource guide, including:

    - Advice and resources for loans and scholarships available specifically for students with disabilities
    - A comprehensive list of the best schools for disabled students, evaluated by each institution's disability services
    - Distance learning tips for students with disabilities
    - Job resources for students with disabilities
    - Additional helpful resources

    For more information, please visit the website.

    Career Services Center

    The Career Services Center is committed to partnering with students and alumni with disabilities in the career development process and in the search for internship and job opportunities.

    We offer many resources to assist you, including:

    • one-on-one career counseling
    • career assessments
    • resume and cover letter assistance
    • job and internship search strategies
    • interview techniques

    To find out more information, please visit the Career Services Center website.

    Online Learning

    Online Learning for College Students with Disabilities

    Online Colleges Database is a website and organization focused on providing post-secondary information for students and learners across the world.
    Some of the important topics covered in the guide include: Resources online learning for students and families with disabilities, best practices for meeting the needs of students with disabilities, technology supporting the community, how to evaluate and online learning programs, and many additional helpful resources.

    For more information, please visit the website.