Accessibility & ADA Services

ADA Services

Millsaps College is committed to compliance with the Americans Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. These laws ensure equal access to college and university programs for otherwise qualified students with disabilities and learning differences and prohibits discrimination in the recruitment, admission, education process or treatment of students.

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 states that a person with a disability or learning difference is defined as: “any person who 1) has a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activities, 2) has a record of such an impairment, or 3) is regarded as having such an impairment.”

The office of student life under the ADA serves all undergraduate and graduate students with permanent, temporary, visible and invisible disabilities and learning differences. It is recommended that any admitted or enrolled students who may require accommodations meet with the ADA coordinator to learn more about the process. An appointment may be scheduled by contacting [email protected] or 601-974-1200. All requested accommodations must be documented, reasonable and approved by the ADA coordinator to maintain confidentiality, ensure validity and allow for proper record keeping.

Documentation must be no more than three years old and must be completed by a physician (if a physical disability) or by a psychiatrist, psychologist or certified educational specialist (if the disability is psychological or a learning difference).

When completed, the documentation for student services should be sent to:

ADA Coordinator

1701 North State Street
Box 151063
Jackson, MS 39210-0001
Email: [email protected]

Upon receipt of the documentation, the ADA coordinator will, in conjunction with other necessary college personnel, determine the accommodations that are reasonable and available to the student. A meeting must then be scheduled with the ADA coordinator to complete a release form, work out any logistics, and discuss the rights and responsibilities of the students and what can be expected from faculty and the Office of Student Life.