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Affirmative Action

La Salle University makes reasonable accommodations in the classroom for students with disabilities based on the required needs of the specific disability.  Such accommodations have included additional time for tests, use of a tape recorder for note taking purposes, use of auxiliary tools within the classroom such as notebook computers and calculators, use of our Counseling Center, Learning Support Services, and Sheekey Writing Center for time management and organizational skills counseling, support counseling, assistance with writing assignments, tutoring, reading skills development, etc.

 It is very easy to make a request for reasonable accommodation at La Salle.  A request is made by submitting written documentation from an attending licensed physician or psychologist certifying a disability and specifying the requested accommodations.  For learning disabilities and ADD/ADHD, a complete and recent psycho-educational evaluation, including all test scores and results, should be sent with the request.  The evaluation should not be more than three years old.  Once the certification is received, it is reviewed to determine what accommodations are required.  If classroom accommodations are required, the student’s instructors are notified each semester of the approved accommodations.  The accommodations made at the start of a student’s career remain in effect throughout his/her tenure at La Salle and additional accommodations can be requested as needed and certified at any time.  All requests for classroom accommodations, including the appropriate certification, should be sent at least eight (8) weeks prior to the start of the semester so that authorized accommodations could be in place for the start of the semester.  However, some accommodations may require additional time to be put into place, so it is recommended that a request for classroom accommodations be made as soon as the need is known.

For more information please contact:
Rose Lee Pauline
Affirmative Action Officer
Business Affairs
St. Benilde Tower 1026
215-951-1014
pauline@lasalle.edu