Academic Policy 22
The PTA program adheres to the University’s Policy AD85, Discrimination, Harassment, Sexual Harassment and Related Inappropriate Conduct.
The University is committed to equal access to programs, facilities, admission and employment for all persons. It is the policy of the University to maintain an environment free of harassment and free of discrimination against any person because of age, race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, marital or family status, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, physical or mental disability, gender, perceived gender, gender identity, genetic information or political ideas. Discriminatory conduct and harassment, as well as sexual misconduct and relationship violence, violates the dignity of individuals, impedes the realization of the University’s educational mission, and will not be tolerated. This policy shall not be construed to restrict academic freedom at the University, nor shall it be to restrict constitutionally protected expression. (https://guru.psu.edu/policies/AD85.html)
Students who wish to request accommodations based on a disability should contact the disability contact liaison. Students requesting accommodations must complete requested intake forms and participate in an intake interview. Documentation supporting the request for accommodations must be submitted and cannot be more than three years old. Documentation is specific to the type of disability that a student has. Individual Education Plans (IEP’s) from high school are not acceptable.
Additional information may be obtained from Student Disability Resources (SDR) (http://equity.psu.edu/student-disability-resources).
Upon verification of the disability, appropriate accommodations will be recommended. The student is advised that accommodations required for clinical experiences may differ from those required for didactic courses. The student is advised to discuss potential accommodations for clinical experiences with the disability contact liaison at least 6 months prior to clinical placement.
Disability services contact liaisons:
Ronette Poorbaugh, campus nurse