Mission Statement

Plymouth State University is committed to achieving equal educational opportunity and full participation for students with disabilities. Assurance of this opportunity rests upon legal foundations established by federal law, specifically the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 including Section 504, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act of 2008. By federal law, a person with a disability is any person who: has a physical or mental impairment, has a record of such an impairment, or is regarded as having such an impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activities. We are committed to helping students to maximize their potential while helping them to develop and maintain independence through self-determination and self-advocacy.  (Rights and Responsibilities of Students with Disabilities.)

Initial Contact

Plymouth Academic Support Services (PASS) serves as the initial contact for students identifying themselves as having a disability. In order to receive support services such as classroom accommodations, you must:

  • meet with a PASS advisor
  • provide documentation of the disability


If you have a documented medical, psychiatric or learning disability as defined by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the ADA of 1990, and the ADAA of 2008, PASS will work with you to advocate for your accommodations and will coordinate with appropriate campus offices to ensure you have equal access to all programs and activities that Plymouth State provides.

Your situation will be assessed on an individual basis and accommodations will be provided based on your individual documented needs. Past accommodations have included, but are not limited to, the following: