Disability Services

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 office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 5 PM or by appointment. Our offices are located in Conaton Learning Commons (CLC) suite 514. We can be reached by phone during office hours at (513) 745-3280.

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.

 

COVID-19 Update

Effective Wednesday, June 2, the university announced the following revised health and safety protocols:

  • Fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear a mask or physically distance. People are welcome to continue wearing a mask if they would like.
  • Unvaccinated and partially vaccinated people are at a significantly higher risk of getting COVID-19 and suffering its devastating toll. As such, unvaccinated individuals should continue to protect themselves using mitigation measures, such as masking and social distancing.
  • Regular daily cleaning continues, and cleaning and hand sanitizer stations will be maintained.
  • Continue healthy behaviors like regular hand washing and staying home if one feels sick.