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Disability Services

Welcome to the Newman University Disability Services page! If you have any questions or would like to start the academic accommodations process, please contact the Director of Equitable Access, Case Bell, at one of the following:

  • By email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • By phone: 316-942-4291 xt 2235
  • In person: At the Runway Learning Center in 301 Sacred Heart Hall

All information regarding academic accommodations is held strictly confidential, except as authorized by signed release.

About Disability Services

The Disability Services Office at Newman provides free individualized academic accommodations in partnership with faculty, staff, and students with a qualifying disability. The purpose of academic disability accommodation in higher education is not to make your Newman educational experience easier, but instead is designed to remedy the effects of the disability, within reason. Our goal in providing services is to ensure that the student’s disability does not prevent them from enjoying the same educational and experiential opportunities as any non-disabled student.

The two laws that govern disability accommodations in higher education are Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (Title III is specifically for non-public schools) and Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act. Please note though, K-12 education is governed by different laws than institutions of higher education, and so academic accommodations may work differently at Newman than you may have experienced before arriving. Please see the FAQ for more information.

PLEASE NOTE: STUDENTS MUST DIRECTLY CONTACT DISABILITY SERVICES TO START THE ACCOMMODATIONS PROCESS. PARENTS, STAFF, AND FACULTY CANNOT CONTACT DISABILITY SERVICES IN A STUDENT’S PLACE. PARENTS OF STUDENTS OVER AGE 18, MUST HAVE AN ACADEMIC FERPA WAIVER ON FILE WITH THE REGISTRAR’S OFFICE TO DISCUSS A STUDENT’S ACCOMMODATIONS.