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.
After carefully reviewing medical guidance from the CDC and our partners at TriHealth and discussing implications for the Xavier community, the University is now requiring students, employees, visitors, and contractors to wear a mask when indoors in a campus building, including all classrooms, lab spaces and offices, effective Monday, Aug. 9, 2021. The following are exceptions to the indoor campus mask requirement:
- Masks are not required while actively eating or drinking.
- Masks are not required in residential spaces, as these are the primary living spaces for students residing at Xavier. However, masks are strongly encouraged in residence hall lobbies and common spaces.
- Masks might not be required in certain special circumstances. Such exceptions will be posted or otherwise communicated by the University as appropriate. If you are unsure if a mask is required, wear a mask.
- Masks are not required when alone in a non-public space, such as an office or cubicle.
This requirement applies to all community members, regardless of vaccination status. The high transmissibility of the COVID-19 Delta variant poses an enhanced risk to the health and operations of our community. While masks are now required indoors, Xavier is firmly committed to returning to mostly normal operations for the fall semester, including in-person classes at full capacity, dining services, and campus activities.