Students with Special Needs
The University of Saint Joseph (USJ) is committed to comply with the aims of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and to ensuring a supportive and inclusive environment for students with disabilities, providing them the opportunity for full participation in the USJ community.
USJ provides accessible campus facilities. Support services, such as counselling services, academic mentoring, and on-campus housing, are in place to promote students with disabilities’ full integration into campus life.
All requests for accommodations, such as computer use, extra time, or separate room for exams, reduced workload, access to note-takers, adapted IT software, etc. are evaluated on a case-by-case basis. This evaluation includes the review of clinical documentation and determination of the reasonableness of the accommodation requests, by the program coordination team, at the students’ request.
Students with special needs can expect to be integrated into the normal University environment. They are encouraged and assisted to be responsible for their own learning in order to achieve their full academic potential. To ensure that every individual is given an equal opportunity to learn, all our staff are requested to give the best possible academic and personal support, and to establish a culture of inclusiveness and respect for students with any kind of disability.
We try our best to provide any necessary support to enable them to study effectively and to make full use of our opportunities at the University. Continual efforts are made to keep on improving our facilities and provide special arrangements with our faculty and administrative staff to cope with each needs.