The University of Chicago welcomes students, faculty, other academic appointees, staff, postdoctoral researchers, and visitors with disabilities. Equal Opportunity Programs, in partnership with Student Disability Services (SDS), Employee and Labor Relations, and the Center for Digital Accessibility, works to ensure that the University is an accessible and welcoming working and learning environment for individuals with disabilities.
In addition, the University of Chicago will not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of disability. Individuals with disabilities (including students, faculty, other academic appointees, staff, postdoctoral researchers, visitors, and applicants) will be provided equal opportunities in accordance with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), Section 504 the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other applicable state and federal laws.
We have compiled a list of frequently asked questions and answers about the University’s commitment to providing equal opportunities for individuals with disabilities. In addition, we encourage you to learn more about:
- The accommodation process, including how to request an accommodation,
- The resources available to support individuals with disabilities;
- How to report access barriers, including physical and digital access barriers; and
- How to report an incident of discrimination and/or discriminatory harassment on the basis of disability.
The University of Chicago’s Affirmative Action Programs for staff, faculty, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are available for review by any employee or applicant for employment by appointment with Equal Opportunity Programs. Appointments will be scheduled during regular business hours. Interested persons should contact the Equal Opportunity Programs.