Disability Services

Disability Accommodations

The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health  is dedicated to providing students with appropriate support and services to ensure that they have an accessible and welcoming learning environment.  The School’s services for students with disabilities, located in the Office for Student Affairs, complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (as amended in 2008) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 in providing services to students with disabilities.

The School determines reasonable accommodations on an individual, case-by-case basis.   Students are required to submit current clinical documentation by an appropriate medical care professional and must include the student’s name, a diagnosis, and detail the functional limitations caused by the diagnosis. This documentation should also outline the treating medical professional’s recommended accommodations.  Additional documentation may be requested as needed.  Please note that obtaining documentation from a medical professional can take time and, therefore, students should plan accordingly.  Last-minute submission of documentation may result in delays in accommodations.

Please note that the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health works to maintain privacy; however, information on functional limitations and accommodations may be shared internally on a need-to-know basis.  This material is released to a third party consistent with state and federal law.

Disability Accommodations Request Form

Intake Process:
1. Complete documentation
2. Submit forms and meet with Local Disability Counselor
3. Implement accommodations

The Grievance Process can be found at https://accessibility.harvard.edu/filing-a-complaint 

For further information, please contact the Office for Student Affairs at 617 432-1542 or e-mail  studentsupport@hsph.harvard.edu

View a Longwood Campus Map that contains accessibility information for people with disabilities.