Disability Services

Disability Services

Disability Services at the CUNY Graduate School and University Center

The provision of student disability services is a function of the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs (the Student Affairs Office).

The 504 / ADA Compliance Coordinator for persons with disabilities is Mr. Matthew G. Schoengood, Vice President for Student Affairs, Room 7301; Telephone: 1-212-817-7400. The Vice President for Student Affairs also serves as the chair of the 504 / ADA Committee for Persons with Disabilities.

Mission & Policy

Mission & Policy

The mission of Student Affairs disability services is to provide and support equal access to all programs, services, and activities of the Graduate Center and the University for Graduate Center students with disabilities.

The Graduate School and University Center does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the admission and retention of students. To ensure equal access for persons with disabilities to all academic and other programs, services, and activities of the GC, as required by law, appropriate accommodations will be made.

Non-discriminatory, or equal, access for students with disabilities is achieved through a process of accommodation. It is the policy of the Graduate Center and CUNY to provide auxiliary aids and services and to make appropriate academic accommodations needed by students with disabilities.

Definition of Disability

Definition of Disability

A disability is any physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities. A person is considered to be a person with a disability if the individual has the disability, has a record of the disability, or is regarded as having the disability. Under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, qualified persons with disabilities are entitled to reasonable accommodations to achieve non-discriminatory access to programs, services, and activities of the GC. Some examples of covered disabilities are visual and hearing impairments, mobility impairments, impairment of hand function, and such “hidden” disabilities as AIDS/HIV, learning disabilities, ADD and ADHD, ASD, heart conditions, chronic fatigue syndrome, and being in recovery from substance abuse.

More Information

Contact Us

Contact Us

For more information (with confidentiality) contact the Manager of Student Disability Services, Director of Student Affairs, or the Vice President for Student Affairs (1-212-817-7400 or disabilityservices@gc.cuny.edu) and consult the Student Handbook.

Contact Clare Wilson in the Office of Student Affairs to request accommodations or with questions about Graduate Center facilities, auxiliary aids, and services available to students with disabilities.

Clare Wilson

Manager of Disability Services
The Graduate Center
7300


Phone: 212-817-7413

Elise Perram

Director of Student Affairs
The Graduate Center
7301.04


Phone: 212-817-7400

Matthew Schoengood

Vice President for Student Affairs
The Graduate Center
7301.01


Phone: 212-817-7400