Equity & Diversity

Disability Accommodations

Statement of Policy:  ADA and Reasonable Accommodation

California State University Northridge (CSUN) is committed to maintaining an inclusive learning and working environment where all individuals are treated with dignity and respect.  To that end, CSUN strives to make its programs, services, and activities accessible to students, faculty, staff, and the general public who visit or attend a campus-sponsored event, with disabilities. This policy is in accordance with applicable state and federal laws including, but not limited to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), Government Code § 12940 et seq., and Education Code §§ 67302 and 67310-13.

Under the ADA and FEHA, qualified individuals with disabilities must have equal access to all aspects of employment that are available to employees without disabilities. Those Acts also require employers to afford such individuals reasonable accommodations that will allow them to perform the essential functions of their jobs.  CSUN is fully committed to ensuring equal employment opportunity for qualified applicants and/or employees with disabilities and engages in a timely, good faith, interactive process to determine effective reasonable accommodations.

CSUN’s Director of the Office of Equity and Diversity serves as the University’s ADA Coordinator and is responsible for the initial review and processing of requests for disability-related accommodations.  The Office of Equity and Diversity also handles complaints of discrimination and harassment on the basis of disability.