As part of our COVID-19 prevention measures, Disability Support Resources staff is working remotely. Please call 616-331-2490 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
The university requires that face coverings that cover the mouth and nose be worn in public indoor and outdoor spaces when it is not possible to consistently maintain a distance of at least six feet from others, including in classrooms and laboratories.
Persons who are unable to wear a face-covering due to a medical condition are asked to complete an Application for Services through Disability Support Resources and submit supporting medical documentation to DSR. Documentation review will be expedited, and applicants will be contacted by DSR staff for a virtual interactive appointment.
Those who already participate in the DSR program should schedule an appointment with their DSR advisor. A memorandum “memo” from DSR will verify an exception to the policies of the university. Please use the memo to navigate campus as documentation for face-covering exemption and share it with professors before class.
Mission: The mission of Disability Support Resources (DSR) is to provide support resources and accommodations that enhance the environment for persons with disabilities and to help educate the university community on disability issues.
Vision: We strive to provide people with disabilities with the resources needed to be successful as a student, staff or faculty member through innovative approaches and effective collaborations to foster a more inclusive and equitable campus for the benefit of all.
Values: Diversity; Professionalism; Collaboration; Scholarship; Life-long learning; Individualism; Social Justice; Developmental Advising
The Americans with Disabilities Act as amended by the ADA Amendment Act (2008) Philosophy Statement:
Grand Valley State University (GVSU) is committed to providing access to programs and facilities for all students, faculty and staff. GVSU promotes the inclusion of individuals with disabilities as part of our commitment to creating a diverse, intercultural community. It is the policy of GVSU to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended by the ADA Amendment Act (2008), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other applicable federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability. GVSU will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.
Approved 11/05 edited 1/09