ADA Compliance

Jacksonville State University (JSU) complies with all applicable provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Rehabilitation Act, and all applicable state and local laws prohibiting discrimination, harassment, and retaliation in employment against qualified individuals with disabilities. JSU is committed to providing qualified persons with disabilities an equal opportunity to participate in and benefit from all programs and services offered by the University. JSU is committed to providing equal employment opportunity for persons with disabilities, therefore, without limitation, JSU will ensure that qualified individuals with disabilities are treated in a nondiscriminatory manner in all terms, conditions, and privileges of employment. 

JSU will inform employees of the provision for reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities by stating such in the Employee Handbook, by including the policy in the official policy manual, by dissemination of this policy and related information at New Employee Orientation, and to supervisors concerning their responsibilities relative to the provisions of this policy. 

Reasonable accommodations for program accessibility and employment are made on an individual basis. It is the responsibility of persons with disabilities, however, to seek available assistance and make their needs known. While the University strives to accommodate the needs of individuals with disabilities as fully as possible, reasonable accommodations do not include measures that fundamentally alter the University’s programs and services or that place an undue administrative or financial burden on the University. JSU will keep all medical-related information confidential in accordance with the requirements of ADA and provide applicants and employees with disabilities with reasonable accommodation, except where such an accommodation would create an undue hardship on JSU. 

Employee Request for Reasonable Accommodation (Policy# 1:02:26). An employee with a qualifying disability may be entitled to a reasonable accommodation to help perform the essential functions of the job. Employees should direct any requests for accommodations to the Office of Diversity & Inclusion. Employees requesting accommodations should complete and submit the ‘Reasonable Accommodation Request Form’. JSU will engage in a timely exchange of information to determine if there is an effective reasonable accommodation, absent undue hardship to the operation of JSU. During this interactive process, JSU may require the employee to provide medical certification from his or her health care provider. 

It is the responsibility of the employee to identify him or herself as an individual with a disability and request a reasonable accommodation. It is also the responsibility of the employee to document his/her disability and how the disability limits his/her ability to complete the essential functions of the job. Employees and supervisors with questions regarding job related accommodations should contact the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at 256-782-5007 or inclusion@jsu.edu

Non-Discrimination Notice. Jacksonville State University is committed to maintaining compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, and all applicable state and local laws prohibiting discrimination, harassment and retaliation in employment against qualified individuals with disabilities. Further, JSU prohibits discrimination on the basis of genetic or family medical history information, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected basis in admission or access to, or treatment of employment in, its programs and services. These prohibitions against discrimination apply to recruitment, application, selection, hiring, appointment, transfer, demotion, promotion, tenure, job assignments, classification, compensation, benefits, leaves of absences (sick leave or any other leaves), job training and development, tuition assistance, participation in University sponsored educational, social, and recreational programs, termination, layoff, and/or any other term, condition or privilege of employment.

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