Office of Accessibility

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section #504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Office of Accesibility coordinates the university's efforts to provide full access to educational, cultural and other programs sponsored by the university for qualified students with disabilities. The university is committed to providing services to assure an accessible environment for students with disabilities. The Disability Resources Coordinator, whose office is located in the Office of Student Affairs, will discuss concerns about disabilities and evaluate eligibility for auxiliary aids and academic accommodations for all qualified Naropa students. Students requiring further information should contact the Disability Resources Coordinator. A student with a disability must make their needs known to the Disability Resources Coordinator in order to receive accommodations. The student is responsible for providing evidence of the current functional impact of a disability supporting the need for requested academic adjustments or auxiliary aids through qualified documentation, including a structured intake interview.

Please note that a high school IEP or 504 plan may not constitute adequate documentation to support accommodations as these frequently do not provide the information necessary to determine appropriate and effective services and/or testing accommodations at the post secondary level. Requests for accommodations by returning students should be renewed each semester by notifying the Disability Resources Coordinator. Changes in a disability for which a student is requesting new accommodations may require updated documentation.

The Office of Accessibility is located on the second floor of Wulsin Hall in The Learning Commons, an alliance of campus resources that actively collaborate to support a student's journey toward self-discovery, academic success, and engaged action in the world.  

Services Provided

Naropa's services include assistance to students with documented disabilities such as (but not limited to) specific learning disabilities, physical/mobility disabilities, medical and psychological disabilities. Students who are unsure about the necessity for assistance are encouraged to speak to the Disability Resources Coordinator to explore their individual situation. Naropa's policies and procedures regarding the provision of academic accommodations and auxiliary aids to students with disabilities are available upon request from the Office of Accessibility at disability@naropa.edu or 303-245-4749.

Bhutan study abroad accessibility resources

Students with physical, mental or emotional conditions who may require accommodation to participate in the Bhutan Study Abroad program are encouraged to contact the Office of Accessibility well before the program application deadline. 

There is no equivalent Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA") law in Bhutan. Features of Royal University Bhutan campuses, including dorms, may present challenges to some students. Steep staircases and uneven paths dominate the vast majority of campus buildings. The Office of Accessibility can provide students, upon request, with additional information regarding the facilities and educational structure of RUB's campuses.

Additional study abroad resources for students with disabilities