DigiPen Institute of Technology is committed to providing equal access to all of its programs, courses, activities, events, and services. As required by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (the “ADA”) as amended, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (P.L. 93-112) as amended (P.L. 93-16), DigiPen will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. An exhaustive directory of DSS materials and documentation can be found in the student portal.
DigiPen’s Disability Support Services Office (DSS Office) and its staff are appointed by the President of DigiPen to review student documentation and determine the needs for any reasonable accommodations to be provided by DigiPen to ensure equal access. DigiPen will offer and provide reasonable accommodations as long as such accommodations do not fundamentally alter the nature and academic requirements considered essential to the program of study and as long as such accommodations do not create an undue hardship for DigiPen.
DSS Office staff engage in a collaborative effort with students to assure equal access for students with disabilities with appropriate accommodations. The DSS Office also works with departments, faculty, and staff in the broader DigiPen community to prevent and eradicate discrimination on the basis of disability.
Prospective students, current students, parents, and DigiPen faculty/staff can find more information on DigiPen’s DSS Office and accommodations on the student portal.
For a detailed list of support services, policies, and contact information for DSS Office staff, visit the Student Portal.
A Person with a Disability…
The definition of an individual with a disability is a person who:
- Has a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits a major life activity;
- Has a record or history of such an impairment; or
- Is regarded as having such an impairment.