Disability Services offers equal and integrated educational experiences, services, and enrichment opportunities to students with disabilities to allow full access and participation in the Xavier community. This commitment is consistent with legal mandates outlined in Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the ADA Amendment Act of 1990 amended in 2008, and embodies the University’s long-standing mission to ensure the inclusion of all members of its community.
Our goals are to:
- Ensure that all students with disabilities can freely and actively participate in all facets of university life.
- Provide and coordinate support services to maximize students' educational potential and develop their independence to the fullest extent possible.
- Strive to increase the level of awareness among all members of the university community so that students with disabilities are able to perform at a level limited only by their abilities, not their disabilities.
- Identify and engage strategies that effectively offset disability and enhance academic success.