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Students with Disabilities

Brown University has as its primary aim the education of a highly qualified and diverse student body and respects each student's dignity, capacity to contribute, and desire for personal growth and accomplishment. The University desires to foster both intellectual and physical independence to the greatest extent possible in all of its students.

The University offers equal educational opportunities and provides reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, reinforced by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, maintains that no qualified individual with disabilities shall, solely on the basis of their disability, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity in higher education. Brown University is subject to and adheres to this legislation. The University's Section 504/ADA coordinator for students with disabilities is the Dean of Student Life. Grievance/appeal procedures are available for students who believe they are being subjected to prohibited discriminatory treatment in a University program or activity based on their disability status. The procedures are available at the Student and Employee Accessibility Services office or on the SEAS web site at

For further information contact Student and Employee Accessibility Services in the Office of Student Life at 863-9588 (v/TTY) or by email at Other information about disability related matters (e.g. housing, student activities) can also be found at the websites for Residential Life,; and Office of Student Activities,