Disability Services

Disability Services: Mission and Goals

The mission of Mars Hill University Disability Services is to remove barriers and ensure fair access for all qualified students with disabilities in accordance with federal regulations regarding persons with disabilities. Reasonable accommodations may be afforded to students with disabilities that substantially limit one or more major life activities as relative to the general population. Services to students with disabilities are designed to ensure access by providing reasonable accommodations. Accommodations are provided when deemed necessary and are determined on a case-by-case basis through an interactive process between the student and the Disability Services Coordinator.

In support of this mission, the goals of the Office of Disability Services are to:

  • Engage in an interactive process with prospective students to determine eligibility for accommodations and with qualifying students to determine appropriate academic or facility related accommodations that will reduce barriers but not fundamentally alter essential components of the course, program, activity, or experience;
  • Coordinate and provide accommodations and related support services necessary to access university programs and services for students with disabilities;
  • Serve as a resource and advocate for students with disabilities while promoting independence and responsibility;
  • Assist the University in compliance with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), its Amendments, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; and the Fair Housing Act;
  • Foster awareness and support for faculty, staff, and administration regarding the needs of students with disabilities.

For additional information, please contact:

Kathleen H. Koontz | Disability Services Coordinator | Counselor
Mars Hill University
PO Box 6714
Robinson Infirmary/Wellness Center 306
Mars Hill, NC 28754-0370
t 828.689.1410 | f 828.689.1445 | e kkoontz@mhu.edu

Link to Form MHU Disability Services Request for Academic Accommodations Form (PDF)

Link to Form MHU Disability Services Request for Housing Accommodations Form (PDF)

Link to Form Housing Accommodation Request Verification Form (PDF)

Link to Form MHU Request for Alternate Format/Audio Textbooks (PDF)

Link to Form MHU Request for Temporary Disability Accommodations (PDF)

Link to Form MHU Faculty & Staff Guide to Disability Services (PDF)

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