Student Handbook

Accommodations for Students with Disabilities

It is the policy of Strayer University to afford qualified students with disabilities an equal opportunity to participate in, and thus benefit from, all programs, services, and activities of the University. This includes, but is not limited to, providing appropriate academic accommodations and auxiliary aids and services for persons with disabilities as defined in Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended; the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA); and applicable federal and state nondiscrimination laws.

A student with a disability is not required to disclose his/her disability to the University unless the student wishes the University to provide a reasonable accommodation. For assistance, students with disabilities desiring special accommodations should contact the Section 504/ ADA Coordinator. Students must request accommodations at least thirty (30) calendar days prior to the start of the quarter to ensure that accommodations are available by the first day of classes. However, the University will put interim accommodations in place to the extent possible for requests received less than thirty (30) calendar days in advance . In order to apply for accommodations, students with disabilities must complete an Application for Accommodations that consists of a "Students with Disabilities Intake Form," which provides the University information about the disability; an "Accommodation Request Form," which lists the accommodations the student requests from the University, and medical documentation which would support the diagnosis and accommodations requested. The ADA Coordinator, who serves as the University’s Section 504 coordinator, will evaluate each application and provide notice of what accommodations (if any) will apply. The Section 504/ ADA Coordinator will not evaluate verbal requests for accommodations; all such requests must be in writing.

The Section 504/ ADA Coordinator will review the application and contact the student if additional information is required. Within thirty (30) calendar days after receiving the completed application, the Section 504/ ADA Coordinator will issue a letter to the student indicating whether the student is determined to be a qualified student with a disability and, if applicable, the accommodations the University will provide to the student. After determining the appropriate accommodations, the Section 504/ ADA Coordinator will contact the student’s instructors via email and copy the student.  Notifications will be sent at the start of each quarter detailing the approved accommodations.

At any time, students having difficulty with the accommodation process or questions about the University’s policies for students with disabilities may contact the Section 504/ ADA Coordinator whose contact information is as follows,


Strayer University

Office of Student Affairs, ADA Coordinator

PO Box 710927

Herndon, VA 20171

Phone: (202) 309-1892

Fax: (703) 563-6223