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Accessibility

COVID-19 Updates:

Please check the Furman Focused page to find updates about practices and procedures, official communications and the principles guiding us toward a successful Fall 2021. SOAR is operating during normal business hours (Monday thru Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.). Please email SOAR@furman.edu for any questions or concerns. The SOAR staff is available for remote meetings to discuss any accommodation needs or requests.

Furman is not planning to offer remote learning as an “option” the 2021 Fall semester like we did this past year. Rather, requests to be a remote learner will be considered as part of an accommodation due to a disability. The ADA defines a person with a disability as a person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activity.

If you need accommodations related to COVID-19, please complete the SOAR Student Application and someone from SOAR will be in touch.

After receipt of the SOAR Student Application and documentation,  the information will be reviewed, and the student will be contacted to meet to determine if the impairment rises to the level of a disability requiring accommodation, which could include remote learning options.

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Mission

The mission of the Student Office for Accessibility Resources is to create an accessible, inclusive, sustainable learning environment, where disability is recognized as an aspect of diversity that is integral to the campus community and to society. Our primary objective is to provide equal access to campus programs and activities for all students.

We envision Furman University to be a fully accessible campus and inclusive environment for people with disabilities. We do this by:

  • Acknowledging disability as an aspect of human diversity;
  • Cultivating awareness of the environment’s disabling barriers;
  • Collaborating on and proactively facilitating accessible environments and experiences;
  • Educating faculty and staff to create and maintain access in their spheres of influence;
  • Creating an inclusive disability culture;
  • Supplementing with reasonable accommodations to ensure access.

Considering Furman?

As a student with a disability, a supportive, diverse, and inclusive environment is an important factor when selecting your collegiate home.

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Accommodations

Students requesting services must provide appropriate documentation of their disability.

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Current Student Resources

We have compiled resources for students.

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Faculty & Staff Resources

We have compiled resources for faculty and staff.

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About the Student Office for Accessibility Resources

The Student Office for Accessibility Resources provides students with disabilities an equal opportunity to access Furman’s programs and facilities.

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Get Involved with our Office

Want to work for our office and make Furman a more inclusive and accessible place?

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