10.6.1 Admissions policy which is non-discriminatory
10.6.2 Tracking applications & admissions of underrepresented groups
10.6.3 Programmes to recruit students/staff/faculty from under-represented groups
10.6.4 Anti-discrimination and anti-harassment policies
10.6.5 Diversity and equality committee, office and/or officer
10.6.6 Mentoring/counselling programmes to support students, staff, faculty from underrepresented groups
10.6.7 Accessible facilities for people with disabilities
10.6.8 Support services for people with disabilities
10.6.9 Access schemes for people with disabilities
10.6.10 Reasonable accommodation policy/strategy implemented for persons with disabilities
The Disability Services Program is conducted by the Disability Services Coordinator with the cooperation of GUST faculty.
The Disability Services Program has been developed to provide accommodations to students with documented medical reports. The goal of providing accommodation to students is to encourage their continued growth, progress, and academic performance at GUST.
Accommodations for students with disabilities include, but are not limited to: note-taking assistance, tutoring, extra time for exams, as well as the possibility to receive proctoring services at the One Stop Student Services Center.
Students are responsible for requesting the needed accommodations through the OSC during the admissions process.
OSC LOGISTIC MANUAL 2019/2020 DISABILITY SERVICES AREA:
DISABILITY ACCOMMODATION GUIDELINES
GUST empowers students with disabilities to realize their academic and personal potential through offering equal access to university programs. Services include coordinating reasonable accommodations and other support services for eligible students.
Reasonable accommodations are adjusted for students with disabilities which will provide equal access to GUST programs. Accommodation plans and services are customized to match the disability-related needs of each student and are determined according to documentation and the student’s program requirements.
Registration for these accommodations includes submission of the Disclosure Form, which should be given with their application to the university, as well as appropriate disability documentation. Also, students need to complete the Disability Accommodation Request Form for use in the One Stop Student Services Center.
1. Students requesting reasonable accommodations must submit documentation no older than 5 years.
2. Documentation must be issued by a medical or other qualified, licensed professional.
3. Documents must be printed on official letterhead, dated, and signed by the licensed professional. GUST reserves the right to require that a certified copy of the report be transmitted directly from the licensed professional to the university.
4. Comprehensive documentations include a psycho-educational evaluation, diagnostic interview, and clinical summary.
1. Proctoring exams: This is usually arranged by faculty and done at the One Stop Student Services Center. The exam/quiz is proctored at the OSC in the presence of one of the Disability Service Coordinators.
2. Extended time during exams and/or quizzes: This is usually arranged by faculty and done at the One Stop Student Services Center. An alternative is to have the student take the exam/quiz in the faculty member’s office.
3. Orally administered exams: The student has the option of hearing the questions spoken and to orally provide his responses or to record their answers via a tape recorder. If the student would like to use a tape recorder, this specific accommodation needs to be confirmed, and the student must provide the tape recorder to use during the test.
4. Note-taking services: If this is requested by the student, a note taker will be hired to assist student in class.
5. Use of a tape recorder during class:The student should confirm this specific accommodation, and provide a tape recorder for class use.
Wide elevators are distributed around the campus buildings and near all entrances and exits. All elevators are wide enough for all standard types of wheelchairs, walker rollators and folding walkers. Elevators access buttons are all within reach from sitting/standing positions.
The campus buildings have escalators located near entrances that reach collages and departments with ease. All escalators have sensors allowing them to stop when no one is near for energy saving. Elevators are accessible near all campus stairways.
The campus buildings have spacious and air-conditioned waiting rooms near all exists and within the campus as well.
Every toilet has a disability compartment equipped with all accessories and an emergency calling phone.
Emergency phones are accessible all-around campus. All phones are within sitting positions.
Campus hallways, corridors and classrooms are spacious and are suitable for all types of wheelchairs and other needed aids.
Parking areas for special needs are located nearest to the campus entrances. All disables parking areas are wide and have extra area for convenience and ramps for all types of wheeled aids.
The campus main entrances have loading areas with ramps for those driving the disabled person. Security personnel are always ready for aiding services.
Ramps appear everywhere in the campus buildings and their facilities whenever there are steps (theaters, halls, meeting rooms…)