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Disability Services

"The Disability Services office helped me tremendously through graduate school.  I was nervous about whether or not I'd be able to navigate grad school given my academic needs, but I received the support and accommodations necessary to get through it.  The staff were all patient and understanding, ultimately enabling me to advance in my program.  Now I am more confident about my abilities both as a student and as a healthcare professional with a Master's degree (come May 2018)!"
- Graduate student in the Family and Community Nurse Practitioner (FNP) program

Husson University is committed to providing equitable educational opportunities to all students. Therefore, to advance Husson University's mission of transforming student lives and preparing students for professional careers, Husson offers a range of learning accommodations and services to any student with a disability who requests and qualifies for accommodations.


Husson University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (as amended ADA Amendments Act of 2008; 29 U.S.C. 794) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to support the rights of those with disabilities to have equal access to an education. Section 504 states, in part, that "no otherwise qualified handicapped individual...shall solely by reason of his handicap, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance."


If a student has a disability, they must provide appropriate documentation of the disability to the Disabilty Services office and initiate contact with that office to begin the process of receiving accommodations. Students will meet with a Disability Services staff member to request accommodations, and the staff member will determine if the requested accommodations are reasonable at the college level. The Dean of Student Success will review any unusual accommodation requests with the dean or director of the student's program to ensure that the accommodation would not substantially alter any course or program requirements. Each semester, the student will be provided with letters detailing their accommodations to give to their instructors, and it is the student's responsibility to meet with Disability Services each semester to update and receive new letters. As noted above, classroom accommodations cannot substantially alter any course or program requirements. For clinical placements, internships, laboratory, student teaching and other out-of-classroom experiences, accommodations are reevaluated and do not necessarily match classroom accommodations.

Student Testimonials

"The Disability Services office has helped me make academic achievements through the introduction of the Livescribe Echo Smart Pen. I began using my smart pen my sophomore year and now that I am nearing the end of my junior year in Nursing school, I can see the improvements in class time productivity over the last two year because I have been able to be more attentive to class lectures and discussions due to my increased ability to hear a lecture and discussion multiple times. I have been accepted into the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing for the Xi-Omicron Chapter at Large this Spring 2015 semester and I attribute much of my academic success to the improved knowledge I achieve through the use of the Livescribe Smart Pen. After doing a trial run for one semester, I purchased a wifi version of the Smart Pen that syncs with all wifi devices to constantly have my education at my finger tips no matter where I am. Thanks you!"
- Junior Nursing major

"The Disability Services office has helped me tremendously by allowing me to continue my accommodations that I had in high school into college. It has also showed me better results on my exams by taking them in quieter environments."
- Junior Health Care Studies major