disAbility Services

Office of disAbility Services

Mission Statement

The mission of Holy Family University’s Office of disAbility Services is to adhere to a commitment for equal access and opportunity for all, and to establish a well-informed environment of inclusion, propelled by the upholding of our University’s core values of Integrity and Respect.

The Office of disAbility Services at Holy Family University provides housing, dietary and/or academic accommodations to otherwise qualified individuals with documented disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

If you have questions regarding disability services we encourage you to contact the office by calling 267-341-3231, emailing kmilbourne@holyfamily.edu, or by stopping into the office located on the Philadelphia Campus, Campus Center building, Room 206.

We want you to have a positive experience while you are at Holy Family University. In the case you have a concern regarding services, we encourage you to speak to the Associate Director of disAbility Services to resolve the situation. If you would like to appeal a decision or have a grievance please follow the grievance procedures policy for Non-Academic Disputes, located in the Holy Family Student Handbook that is available online.

What is a disability?

A disability could be a mental or physical condition that has a major impact on an individual's life and functioning on a regular basis.

This could be caused by ADHD, Anxiety, Autism, Dyslexia, PTSD, Concussion, Hearing Impairment, Cystic Fibrosis, Breast Feeding, Physical Injury, Cerebral Palsy, Visual Impairment, or Learning Disability.

Your disability must be documented by a health provider in order to receive services. Please reference 'Documentation Guidelines'.

What is an accommodation?

Simply put, an accommodation is an arrangement between you and the University. Accommodations can be made for your academic environment (including online), residence, and/or dining at Holy Family University, as needed and as deemed reasonable by the Office of disAbility Services and the University. Students may apply for accommodations at any point while attending Holy Family University.