United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities is committed to equality of educational opportunities for qualified students with disabilities. This commitment is consistent with legal requirements, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. Our goal is to provide appropriate and reasonable academic accommodation to those with a documented disability which materially limits one or more major life activities, has a record of such an impairment or is regarded as having such an impairment. For more information or to request reasonable accommodations, please contact the dean’s office at 651.255.6108.
Rights and Responsibilities
Responsibilities of the student
The student is responsible to notify the Dean of the Seminary of a disability requiring accommodation, to request reasonable accommodation, and provide needed documentation as soon as possible after admission to the school or after incurring the disability.
Rights of the student
Responsibilities of the seminary
Rights of the seminary
Obtaining Reasonable Accommodations
Making a request for accommodation because of a disability is a two-step process.
1. The student completes a Disability Accommodation Request Form, available on United’s Moodle page, and submits the form to the Dean of the Seminary as soon as possible after admission or the onset of the disability. Receipt of the form is followed by a meeting of the Dean of the Seminary and the student to discuss specific needs.
2. The student submits current documentation (no older than three years) of a disability and its impact in an academic setting. The documentation must come from an appropriate licensed professional and be submitted with the Disability Accommodation Request Form.
United has the right to deny a request for accommodations, academic adjustments and/or services if the documentation demonstrates they are not warranted, or if the student fails to provide appropriate documentation.
If there is a change in the nature of the disability, the student must contact the Dean of the Seminary. The Dean of the Seminary may request clinical documentation of any changes.
Any costs incurred for testing and diagnosis of a disability are the responsibility of the student. The Seminary reserves the right to conduct its own independent evaluation at its own expense