Through assistance, advocacy and reasonable accommodations, Adelphi provides an accessible and supportive campus environment.
Assist your student in the college transition.
One of the Top 50 Nationwide
College Choice has cited Adelphi as one of the country’s most accommodating schools for students with physical disabilities, learning disabilities and students on the autism spectrum.
The Student Access Office is a vital campus resource.
The mission of the Student Access Office (SAO) is to ensure equal access to all of the University’s programs, services and facilities for students with documented disabilities. Through leadership and guidance to the campus community, and assistance, advocacy and reasonable accommodations for students, SAO fosters an accessible campus environment. SAO is dedicated to student learning and development through the utilization of individualized accommodations and purposeful interactions.
What We Do to Provide Support and Equal Access
The Student Access Office achieves our mission by:
- Providing cost-free assistance and services that are tailored to meet the needs of individuals based on their specific, appropriately documented needs, while preserving Adelphi’s academic integrity and high standards of academic expectations and performance
- Encouraging independence through the training of students with disabilities to effectively advocate for themselves within the University community
- Serving as a liaison and resource for the University faculty, staff and administrators to foster a greater awareness and appreciation of issues of concern to people with different needs
You should register with the office upon acceptance to Adelphi. Submit the Petition for Accommodations and the Consent for Release of Information forms, along with the required information as detailed in the Guidelines of Documentation.
New Students: Making the Transition from High School to College
Learn the important changes in accommodation procedures students should be prepared for when transitioning from high school to college
Petitions for Reasonable Accommodations
If students are experiencing a barrier in their course and want to discuss additional accommodations, please follow the Student Access Office petition process, by submitting a new petition for reasonable accommodations through our website’s petitions: