Reasonable Accommodations

The University at Albany values diversity and the unique identities that students, staff, and faculty bring to our campus. The University is committed to creating a safe, welcoming, and accessible campus environment free from discrimination. Our collaborative approach and inclusive community help to assure that all community members are able to fully participate in the array of academic, cultural, and community activities available at the University at Albany.

Admitted students with physical, learning, medical, psychiatric, or other disabilities will want to investigate the availability of University and HGSE community resources that meet their needs, whether academic, residential, or personal. We recognize that the choice to self-disclose is a very personal one and assure you that our conversations remain confidential.

For students:

  • The Disability Resource Center
    The Disability Resource Center (DRC) supports and empowers students by cultivating an accessible and inclusive living and learning environment for the University's programs, services and activities. This student-centered approach is facilitated by determining reasonable accommodations, assisting with the development of college survival skills, fostering self-advocacy, educating the University community, and providing information and resources for prospective students, new students, current students, faculty and staff.

  • Interfaith Services:
    Interfaith Services within the Office of Intercultural Student Engagement supports the University at Albany's commitment to creating a welcoming and inclusive campus environment. Interfaith Services encourages UAlbany students, faculty, staff, and alumni, as well as members of surrounding communities, to participate in a diverse array of faith and interfaith events, dialogues, and service opportunities, or attend weekly Catholic, Islamic, Jewish, or Protestant services on campus. These activities enhance the academic excellence, personal growth and leadership development of all UAlbany students.

  • Religious accommodation
    The University at Albany is committed to ensuring that every student will have the right to pursue their education while practicing their faith. The University's Office of the Registrar offers information on reasonable accommodation for religious observance here.
For employees
  • Human Resources
    The employee disability accommodation process is a collaborative and interactive process between the staff member, the supervisor (if necessary), Human Resources and the Office of Equity and Compliance (if necessary). Human Resources is responsible for coordinating and overseeing requests for reasonable accommodations for all employees in accordance with the University’s Policy and Procedure to Request a Reasonable Accommodation for Employees. For information about obtaining reasonable accommodations or questions about the policy, please contact Merissa Mabee, University at Albany’s ADA Coordinator, at (518) 437-4700

  • Lactation Rooms
    The University offers lactation rooms at the uptown and downtown campuses with lockable doors and equipped with a refrigerator.
    Uptown campus:
    • Fine Arts 034A
    • University Library 68
    Downtown campus:
    • Richardson Hall 291A

  • A list of lactation rooms in planning can be found here