Bucknell University is committed to providing accessibility and reasonable accommodations to all who visit, work, and study on campus.
The Office of Accessibility Resources (formerly referred to as the Office of Disability Services) exists to ensure access, provide support, and help to navigate or remove barriers for students, faculty, staff, and visitors to our campus. Our office is committed to providing a strong support system for individuals with disabilities, and is committed to ensuring that no otherwise qualified individual with a disability will be denied participation in or the benefits of any of our programs on the basis of a disability. The Office of Accessibility Resources will provide reasonable accommodations to all individuals who meet the criteria of an individual with a disability from the Americans with Disabilities Act and its amendment (ADA, 1990, ADAAA, 2008).
It is the responsibility of the individual with a disability to self-identify to the Director of the Office of Accessibility Resources (OAR) and provide documentation. When the individual and Director meet, they will discuss the appropriate and reasonable accommodations that may benefit them in the classroom, the campus community or other areas. Given the many types, dimensions and complexities of disabilities, reasonable accommodations will be determined on an individual basis.
Bucknell University provides access to a select number of ADA-compliant, assistive technologies and equipment on campus.
"If you are worried that your child with a disability will have a difficult time making a successful transition to college without your involvement... then you are probably right to be worried. Very few children with disabilities can succeed at the college level. On the other hand, students with disabilities survive and thrive on college campuses across the country." -- Jane Jarrow, Ph.D.Read more
If you are a prospective student needing assistance and are planning to visit Bucknell University, contact Admissions at 570.577.3000 to request the accommodations that are needed for your visit.
Some faculty may enlist graduate students or other students to assist you. Peer tutoring is available in writing as well as in some mathematics and science courses.
Several campus rooms and auditoriums are equipped with systems for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing.