Penn State encourages academically qualified students with disabilities to take advantage of its educational programs. It is the policy of the University not to discriminate against persons with disabling or handicapping conditions in its educational programs, services, and activities.
No qualified student with a disability or handicap may be excluded from participation or denied the benefits of any course on the basis of a disability or handicap.
Procedural adjustment involving modification of course requirements for attaining a degree should not result in a substantive difference in course requirements. Academic requirements that are demonstrated to be essential to the program of instruction being pursued will not be modified.
The University shall not impose upon students with disabilities rules that limit participation (such as prohibiting tape recorders in the classrooms or not allowing the use of guide dogs).
The University shall provide methods of course examination or other procedures for evaluating academic progress, rather than testing the impairment of students who have a disability or handicap that impairs sensory, manual, or speaking skills (except where such skills are factors to be measured).
No student with a disability will be discriminated against in access to classes because of mobility impairment. The University shall take steps to ensure that no student with a disability or handicap is unable to obtain an education because of a lack of auxiliary aids. When Students need assistance or have questions about disability issues, including state and federal nondiscrimination requirements, students are encouraged to contact:
Office for Student Disability Resources
Penn State Altoona
125 Eiche Library
3000 Ivyside Park
Altoona, PA 16601
Office for Disability Services
The Pennsylvania State University
116 Boucke Building
University Park, PA 16802-5902