The university is committed to fostering and maintaining an accessible and inclusive university wide culture and environment in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), as amended and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), as well as other applicable state and local laws and university policy. Qualified individuals with disabilities are protected from discrimination, including harassment and are entitled to reasonable accommodations and auxiliary aids and services to ensure their participation in and enjoyment of, all university programs, services and activities.
The university ADA Coordinator, or successor, serves as the principal planning and compliance coordinator for university programs, policies, and procedures to facilitate university compliance under the ADA, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, applicable state law and SDBOR and university policies for persons with disabilities. Access issues may arise in a variety of contexts, including with respect to the university's online presence, built environment, extracurricular activities, events, the classroom, parking and transportation, grounds and more. To contact the ADA Coordinator directly, please email email@example.com or call 605-688-4128.
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South Dakota State University does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its services, programs or activities.
- Employment: South Dakota State University does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment practices and complies with the ADA title I employment regulations.
- Effective Communication: South Dakota State University will, upon request, provide auxiliary aids and services leading to effective communication for people with disabilities, including qualified sign language interpreters, assistive listening devices, documents in Braille and other ways of making communications accessible to people who have speech, hearing or vision impairments.
- Modifications to Policies and Procedures: South Dakota State University will make reasonable modifications to policies and procedures to ensure that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to enjoy programs, services and activities. For example, people with service animals are welcomed in South Dakota State University offices, even where pets and other animals are prohibited.
- Requests: To request an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication or a modification of policies or procedures email Sarah Lesnar or call 605-688-4128 as soon as possible, preferably 7 days before the activity or event.
- Complaints: Send complaints to Michelle Johnson, Director EO/Title IX Coordinator, Morrill Hall 100, Box 2201, Brookings, SD 57007, 605-688-5374
Upon request, this notice is available in alternative formats such as large print or braille.