In order to encourage students with disabilities to identify their needs, please include the following diversity statement on your course syllabus. Your encouragement provides the reticent student an opportunity to approach you and explain his/her needs.
Inclusivity, Diversity & Support for Students at Niagara University
Niagara University supports a learning environment that fosters inclusiveness where diversity is respected and valued. It is expected that students in this class will respect differences and develop an understanding of how other people’s perspectives, behaviors and worldviews may be different from their own.
Students are always encouraged to meet with faculty as early as possible in the semester to discuss their needs or concerns. Students may also seek additional assistance from a variety of resources available on campus:
Office of Academic Support – Seton Hall, First Floor, 716.286.8072
Provides peer tutoring, Writing Center, reading assistance and study skills training.
Office of Disability Services – Seton Hall, First Floor, 716.286.8072
Provides academic accommodations for students with documented disabilities, and assists with access, evacuation and emergency medical notifications (i.e., seizure disorders).
Office of the Dean of Students – Gallagher Center, Room 111, 716.286.8405
Provides a wide range of support services including Counseling Services, Health Services, Multicultural Affairs, Residence Life, and Veterans Services. For a full explanation of services and direct contact information, please go to www.niagara.edu/student-affairs and/or www.niagara.edu/veterans. The dean of students serves as deputy Title IX Coordinator who advocates for students regarding harassment and sexual misconduct issues, and can offer information regarding students’ rights and responsibilities under the student code of conduct.