Non-Discrimination and Americans with Disabilities Acts

Americans with Disabilities Act Policy

Sura College complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and state and local requirements regarding students with disabilities. Reasonable accommodations are granted to qualified students under these regulations. To qualify, generally, students must demonstrate that the disability:

  • Is based on documented individual needs.
  • Does not compromise essential requirements of a course or program.
  • Does not impose unusual or unreasonable financial or administrative burdens on Sura College.

A course or program offered at Sura College should not be required to undergo modification to accommodate an individual with a disability.

Students are responsible for informing Sura College of a disability and submitting required documentation prior to starting any activity at the college for which accommodation is sought. Requests for accommodation must be approved before an accommodation is granted.

The following procedure must be followed by students who want to request accommodation for a disability.

  1. Student submits a written request to the Executive Dean of Nursing. All supporting required documentation must be provided by the student and at the student’s expense.
  2. The Executive Director of Nursing will review the request and inform the student in writing of a decision within 10 business days of receipt of the request. Further information may be requested as deemed necessary to make an informed decision.
  3. The Executive Director of Nursing will provide the student with a Letter of Accommodation that outlines the specific accommodation(s) to be made.
  4. The student must provide the Letter of Accommodation to the course faculty at the beginning of each course in which the student requests accommodation.
  5. Faculty are required to provide the approved accommodation but only after the student provides the Letter of Accommodation. Accommodations are not retroactive and it is the students responsibility to ensure the faculty member is notified of approved Accommodations.
  6. Faculty will not ask the reason a student needs an accommodation. Faculty will not disclose to anyone that an accommodation is provided.

Acceptable documentation requirements:

For learning disability accommodations:

Documentation must be no older than five (5) years and must be dated from a time that does not precede the student’s 18th birthday.

For mental disability accommodations:

Documentation must be clinical in nature, from a healthcare provider licensed to make the conclusions reached in the documentation, and must be dated within the last six (6) months.

For physical disability accommodations:

Documentation must indicate if the disability is of a permanent or temporary nature and within six (6)months of request. Additional documentation may be required to support the request for a temporary physical disability accommodation.

Non-Discrimination Policy

SURA College is committed to providing an academic environment free of discrimination and harassment based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender, gender identity, age, ancestry, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or pregnancy. Students, faculty, and staff are prohibited from engaging in discrimination or harassment.

This policy is consistent with the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and applicable provisions of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended.

Students, faculty, or staff who want to file a discrimination or harassment complaint or report sexual harassment, sex discrimination, or gender discrimination should contact the Compliance Officer.