Reasonable Accommodations – Individuals with Disabilities
AIU does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of physical or mental disability and is fully committed to providing reasonable accommodations, including appropriate auxiliary aids and services, to qualified individuals with a disability, unless providing such accommodations would result in an undue burden or fundamentally alter the nature of the relevant program, benefit, or service provided by AIU.
Individuals requesting an auxiliary aid or service will need to complete a Student Request for ADA/504 Accommodations form. To enable AIU to provide an auxiliary aid or service in a timely manner, AIU requests that individuals complete and submit the Application for Auxiliary Aid six weeks before the first day of classes, or as soon as practicable.
It is the student’s responsibility to make the disability known and present certified documentation to the Campus ADA Coordinator. Current documentation (within 1 year) is needed for students seeking accommodations for cognitive disabilities. Current documentation (within 2 years) is needed for students seeking accommodations for all other disabilities. Decisions about accommodations are made on a case-by-case basis based on supporting documentation. Should a student leave the university or enroll in another program a renewed request for accommodations will be needed.
The University will make its determination on an individualized, case-by-case basis with input from the individual requesting accommodation, the School’s ADA/504 Coordinator, and faculty and administrators, as necessary. Except in unusual cases, the School will reach a determination regarding an individual’s request for accommodation and notify the individual in writing of the determination with three (3) weeks of his or her properly submitted request.
Students with disabilities must meet the entrance requirements and academic standards set by each degree program.
Students with documented disabilities are not excluded from exhibiting appropriate behavior in the classroom and adhering to the attendance and University policies.
Disagreements regarding an appropriate auxiliary aid and alleged violations of this policy may be raised pursuant to AIU’s grievance procedure. For more information, please contact:
Alice C Oliver
Director of Student Experience
6600 Peachtree Dunwoody Road
500 Embassy Row
Atlanta, GA 30328
Office #: 404-965-6504
Campus Director of Student Experience
9999 Richmond Avenue
Houston, TX 77042
Office #: 832-201-3640
Director of Student Success
231 N. Martingale Rd. 6th Floor
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Office #: 847-851-5296
Fax #: 847-586-6469