Tufts University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities, including chronic illness, in a fair and equitable manner, and in accordance with applicable federal and state law. Tufts University School of Dental Medicine will work to ensure that equal access to facilities, programs and services are available to students with disabilities, and will provide appropriate academic accommodations unless doing so would compromise the health and safety of members of the University community, fundamentally alter the nature of the University’s academic program, create an undue hardship, or violate the Dental School’s Minimum Technical Standards as defined in the Student Handbook.
When a disability requires that accommodations related to coursework or to campus facilities be made, students should meet with the Director of Student Affairs who will engage in the interactive process to determine what accommodation options may be possible. To be eligible for accommodations, a student must have a documented disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
In requesting accommodations, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine requires that students submit relevant medical documentation as well as their request in writing. While there is not a deadline for requesting accommodations, we strongly recommend newly accepted students to contact the Director of Student Affairs prior to matriculation to begin the process for the individualized assessment.
Please address all requests or inquiries to Katherine Vosker, Director of Student Affairs, either via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (617)636-0887.