Nondiscrimination Policy

It is the policy of Wilmington University not to discriminate on the basis of sex, disability, race, age, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, marital status, or sexual or affectional preference in its educational programs, admission policies, employment practices, financial aid, or other school-administered programs. This policy is enforced by federal law under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Wilmington University actively supports the rights of students with disabilities to have equal access to education. Wilmington University makes every reasonable effort to accommodate the needs of students with disabilities.

Students who have a disability are asked to notify the Office of the Vice President of Student Affairs as soon as possible and prior to registration. Early notification prevents delay in initiation of services and ensures the student access to educational activities.

The Office of Student Affairs facilitates equal access to Wilmington University programs and activities for students with documented physical, sensory, learning, or psychological disabilities. Students with special needs may qualify for accommodations to help compensate for disabilities which impede their academic progress and lower classroom performance. To receive accommodations a student MUST notify the Office of Student Affairs prior to registration and furnish documentation verifying the need for assistance. Each student bears the responsibility for contacting the appropriate clinician and having objective data supporting the diagnosis and need for service released and forwarded to this office. See criteria for Documentation Guidelines in the Students with Special Needs Handbook.