Notice Under the Americans with Disabilities Act

Notice Under the Americans with Disabilities Act

In accordance with the requirements of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ("ADA"), the State University of New York will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs, or activities. 

Employment: The State University of New York does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment practices and complies with all regulations promulgated by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission under title I of the ADA.

Effective Communication: The State University of New York will generally, upon request, provide appropriate aids and services leading to effective communication for qualified persons with disabilities so they can participate equally in State University of New York programs, services, and activities, including qualified sign language interpreters, documents in Braille, and other ways of making information and communications accessible to people who have speech, hearing, or vision impairments.

Modifications to Policies and Procedures: The State University of New York will make all reasonable modifications to policies and programs to ensure that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to enjoy all of its programs, services, and activities.  For example, individuals with service animals are welcomed in State University of New York offices, even where pets are generally prohibited.

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service, or activity of the State University of New York, should contact the office of  the ADA Coordinator, as soon as possible, but no later than 48 hours before the scheduled event.

System Administration ADA Coordinator:

For auxiliary aids or services for effective communication with or regarding the System Administration of the State University of New York (“System Administration”), or for a modification of policies or procedures regarding System Administration please contact:

Jessie O’Brien
SUNY System Administration ADA Coordinator
SUNY System Administration
353 Broadway, Room N439
Albany, NY 12246
518-320-1517

Campus ADA Coordinators:

For auxiliary aids or services for effective communication with or regarding a State-operated campus of the State University of New York, or for a modification of policies or procedures regarding a State-operated campus of the State University of New York, please contact the ADA Coordinator for that campus. Contact information for campus ADA Coordinators can be found at the following link:

The ADA does not require the State University of New York to take any action that would fundamentally alter the nature of its programs or services, or impose an undue financial or administrative burden. 

The State University of New York will not place a surcharge on a particular individual with a disability or any group of individuals with disabilities to cover the cost of providing auxiliary aids/services or reasonable modifications of policy, such as retrieving items from locations that are open to the public but are not accessible to persons who use wheelchairs.

Complaints/Grievances:  Complaints that a program, service, or activity of State University of New York is not accessible to persons with disabilities should be directed to the appropriate ADA Coordinator, as set forth above.

In addition, the State University of New York has a Discrimination Complaint Procedure that may be utilized to file a complaint of unlawful discrimination on the basis of disability.

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