The Office of the ADA Coordinator

The Office of the ADA Coordinator

Our Commitment

East Carolina University is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, ECU will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment or participation, please contact the ADA Coordinator at or 737-1018. The expense of making a program, service, or activity accessible or providing a reasonable modification or auxiliary aid may not be charged to a person with a disability requesting the accommodation.

Statement of Nondiscrimination

In September 1973, Congress passed Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Section 504 states: “No otherwise qualified handicapped individual in the United States shall, solely on the basis of his/her handicap, be excluded from participation in, be denied benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.” The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and the Americans with Disabilities Amendment Act of 2008 (ADAA) gives individuals with disabilities civil rights protection that is similar to that provided to all individuals on the basis of race, sex, national origin, and religion. The act guarantees equal opportunity in employment, public accommodations, transportation, state and local government services, and telecommunications.

Consistent with Section 504, the ADA, and the ADAA the policy of East Carolina University (the University) is that no qualified individual with a disability may be discriminated against on the basis of his or her disability. ECU is making affirmative efforts to accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities. Such efforts include elimination of physical barriers and the provision of individual accommodation. Our goal at the University is to promote institutional programs and employment practices that are accessible to all individuals with disabilities.

Faculty & Staff Requesting Accommodation

If you are a faculty or staff who is seeking an ADA accommodation, please complete and submit the Faculty and Staff Accommodation application (2 pages completed by the employee) and the ADA Disability Verification (2 pages completed by the health care provider) to the Office of the ADA Coordinator (OADAC).

Once both forms have been submitted, the ADA Coordinator will contact you to set up an appointment to discuss your request. This initiates an interactive process between ECU and the employee to determine the reasonable accommodation.

If you are a supervisor of an employee who has inquired about an accommodation due to a medical need/condition, contact the ADA coordinator and/or provide the employee with the appropriate contact information/forms. Do not make internal/departmental arrangements for an ADA accommodation outside the official ADA process.