Services for Students with Disabilities

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The Rehabilitation Act represents the first legislation to prohibit discrimination against persons with disabilities. Sections 503 and 504 of this act specifically pertain to employees and students within colleges and universities. Section 503 requires employers to take affirmative steps to hire, retain, and promote qualified individuals with disabilities and refrain from discrimination in employment against qualified individuals with disabilities. Section 504 prohibits disability discrimination by any program or activity that receives federal funds. It applies to public schools, colleges, and vocational programs. State and local government agencies and programs, public services, are also covered.

For more information regarding the Sections 503 and 504, contact the Office of Institutional Equity:

The Office of Institutional Equity
2072 Administrative Services Building
1009 Greene Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1432
Phone (Voice): (734) 763-0235
Phone (TTY) : (734) 647-1388
Fax: (734) 936-8894
Email: institutional.equity@umich.edu