Office of Accessibility Services

Through the Office of Accessibility Services [OAS], the university provides reasonable access accommodations for students with documented needs. OAS verifies eligibility for accommodations and works with eligible students to develop and coordinate plans to provide those accommodations. OAS is committed to ensuring equal access to quality education for qualified students with access needs by providing reasonable academic accommodations and auxiliary aids that support college standards and academic integrity.

As you may already know, an institution of higher education, Leighton University included, is legally required to provide reasonable accommodations for students with access needs. Faculty play a critical role in this process. A broad range of access needs can affect a student's performance in a course. The university, however, recognizes that each student's specific disability and academic needs are unique. Therefore, through the Office of Accessibility Services, Leighton University's policy provides reasonable accommodations for all qualified individuals with accessibility needs.

Students who happen to have accommodation needs based on the impact of a disability are encouraged to reach out to OAS at the earliest possible moment to arrange for a confidential discussion regarding the specific needs, register for services, and receive the Notification for Accommodations form. Communication with the student is vital to discovering methods of accommodation. Accommodations are made on a case-by-case basis to meet the student's individual needs based on the nature of the student's course of study. It is often most effective and beneficial when the student, course instructor, and OAS work together to provide the necessary accommodations so that students with access needs are allowed equal access to all the university has to provide.

The university observes the following holidays:

Institutional Calendar 2021-2022

Holiday Date
Labor Day Monday 5th  September
Columbus Day Monday 11th October**
Veterans' Day Thursday, 11th November
Thanksgiving Day Thursday, 25th November
Christmas Day Saturday, 25th December
New Year's Day Saturday, 1st January
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday, 17th January
President's Day Monday 21st February*
Memorial Day Monday, 30th May
Independence Day Monday, 4th July 4

   *Moveable holiday.  Observed contiguous with Christmas Day

 **Moveable holiday Observed the day after Thanksgivings