Disability Accommodations and Support Services

Policy No: EM014

Policy Statement

The Fashion Institute of Technology (“FIT” or “the college”) will provide qualified students who have a disability with reasonable accommodations that allow them the opportunity to learn in a non-discriminatory environment commensurate to their chosen educational goals. Reasonable accommodations to the academic, housing, dining hall, and other programs and activities are determined after the student provides the Office of Disability Support Services, FIT-ABLE (“FIT-ABLE”) with the requested documentation and an intake meeting is set up between the student and the FIT-ABLE office. Reasonable accommodations are determined on an individual, case-by-case, course-by-course, semester-by-semester basis, and in accordance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws, including the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (as amended) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Disabilities that may need accommodations can include learning, physical, sensory, psychological, medical, and certain temporary disabilities. A diagnosis of a disorder or submission of documentation does not automatically qualify an individual for accommodations.

Who is Affected by This Policy

  • Students
  • Faculty
  • Staff

Policy Information

  • Responsible Administrator(s): Director of Disability Support Services (FIT-ABLE)
  • Responsible Office(s): Disability Support Services (FIT-ABLE)
  • Implementation History: Issue Date N/A; Updated December 2014, March 2016, July 2018, October 2019
  • Contact(s): Director, Office of Disability Support Services FIT-ABLE; Title IX Coordinator

View Official Policy

EM014, Disability Accommodations and Support Services (.pdf)
*This PDF document is the official version of this policy.