UCCS values inclusive diversity as a foundation for teaching and scholarship that prepares students, faculty, staff and community members for both local and global multicultural realities. We provide an open, safe and supportive campus environment based on mutual respect, engagement and learning for everyone, including those from the full spectrum of backgrounds, social identities, abilities, cultures, perspectives and university roles.

In accordance with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA 1990), American with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA 2009), and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, no qualified person will be denied access to, participation in, or the benefits of, any program or activity operated by the University because of a disability. Under the law, a disability is defined as a physical or mental condition that substantially limits one or more major life activity. Major life activities include: walking, seeing, hearing, reading, and learning to name a few.

The methods to achieve access or equal opportunity are called accommodations. Some examples of accommodations are: alternative means of communication, alternative means of testing, and assistive technology. Once reasonable accommodations are provided, students with disabilities are expected to meet the same academic and conduct standards as their peers without disabilities.