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Mission and Vision Statement

Mission: Lynn University prides itself on offering a collegiate experience that is accessible, equitable, and inclusive in nature. The ADA Office offers reasonable accommodations to Lynn University community members with diagnosed disabilities and learning differences to ensure an enjoyable learning, living, and working environment for all community members. In addition, the Office ensures compliance with all federal requirements relating to disability services. 

 

Vision: The ADA Office at Lynn University was founded to serve as a comprehensive ADA services office. The goal of the Office is to create a first rate experience for all Lynn University community members by allowing for equal access to all aspects of the Lynn University community. On a broader scale, the Office of Disability Services aims to implement nationally recognized best practices and to serve as a model for other University’s around the nation. The program will regularly be evaluated to make certain that Lynn University continues to excel in providing an environment for all that is accessible, equitable, and non-discriminatory.

 

Process of Enrolling

Obtaining ADA Accommodations

In order to obtain ADA Academic Accommodations and/or ADA Housing Accommodations at Lynn University, students must follow the following procedures:

  1. Complete the ADA Academic and/or Housing Accommodations application, which can be found at https://my.lynn.edu/ICS/LifeatLynn/ADA_Services.jnz or can be picked up in Admissions or the ADA Coordinator’s Office in the Green Center.
  2. Return completed ADA Academic and/or ADA Housing Accommodations to the ADA office in the Green Center or via email to Paula Hyman at phyman@lynn.edu  
  3. All Academic ADA Accommodations should be done in person (unless an online student) with the ADA Academic Specialist Dr. Catherine Wharton.   
  4. Submit medical documentation that meets the documentation guidelines set forth in the ADA Accommodations application to the ADA Office or via email to Paula Hyman at phyman@lynn.edu .
  5. Set up an initial meeting with the ADA Office. The ADA office will will contact the student within 10 days of receiving the application, to discuss potential accommodations that are available.
  6. The ADA Coordinator or ADA Academic Specialist and the student will sign the approved accommodations sheet at the close of the initial meeting.
  7. Make copies of the sheet to provide to professor of each course. Insert the course instructor in the blank space provided at the top of the document.
  8. Provide each professor with a copy of the approved ADA accommodations sheet. 

Each semester the student must renew accommodations. A renewal does not require another completed ADA Accommodations application packet, unless there has been changes in the medical diagnosis since the original application. The process upon receiving the approved accommodations sheet will be the same as at the beginning of each school year. The following is the process for renewal:

  1. Each semester, including J-term, students must obtain new approved accommodation sheets from the ADA Office.
  2. For J-term, Spring semester, and Summer semesters students arrange a pick up time for approved accommodation sheets from the ADA office.
  3. Each Fall semester, students must set up a meeting with the ADA Representatives to discuss the previous year’s accommodations and create a new accommodation sheet for the upcoming year.

Notice of Non-Discrimination

Lynn University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, disability or age in its programs and activities. In accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Lynn University does not discriminate on the basis of sex. Inquiries concerning the application of the non-discrimination policy may be directed to the University Compliance Officer/Title IX Coordinator at 3601 N. Military Trail, Boca Raton, FL 33431; via email at titleixcoordinator@lynn.edu; by phone at +1 561-237-7727 or to the U.S. Dept. of Education OCR.

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Catherine Wharton

ADA Academic Specialist

CWharton@lynn.edu

561-237-7087