Office of Accessibility

Alliant International University is committed to diversity and inclusion of a diverse student body. 

The Office of Accessibility provides students with disabilities with reasonable accommodations and services to assist them in accessing the curriculum and school environment.  Students with either permanent or temporary disabilities may be eligible for a variety of support services.  

Decisions regarding the exact accommodations to be provided are made on an individual basis by the coordinator of the Office of Accessibility at each campus.   Accommodations are determined based on documentation, student collaboration, and essential functions of the curriculum. Students requesting accommodations must provide verification of disability at least three weeks before the accommodation is needed. Some services or accommodations require considerable review of student's documentation of a disability; therefore it is important for students to plan ahead.  

How to Receive an Accommodation 

Students requesting accommodations should fill out their campus' accommodation form and submit it to the Office of Accessibility coordinator at their campus.    Accommodations are usually arranged with the coordinator on each campus through a review of documentation, consideration of the request, and meeting with the student.

Accommodation Policies

Accommodation Forms

Forms for Documenting Disability

Please contact the coordinator for the Office of Accessibility at your Alliant location for further information: 

Fresno
Keri Kennedy
Phone: (559) 253-2211
kkennedy@alliant.edu

Irvine
Nicole Camaras
Phone: (949) 812-7464
ncamaras@alliant.edu

Los Angeles
Celia Lopez, MA
Phone: (626) 270-3311
clopez@alliant.edu

Presidio Graduate School
Mitchell Friedman
Phone: (415) 655-8930
Mitchell.friedman@presidiomba.org

Sacramento
Kimberly Gardner
Phone: 916-561-3224
kgardner@alliant.edu

San Diego
Adam Kasarda
Phone: 858-635-4471
akasarda@alliant.edu

San Francisco - Beach Street
Sureli Patel, PsyD
Phone: (415) 955-2168
skpatel@alliant.edu

San Francisco - Haight Street
Pat Alley
Phone: (415) 626-5550
palley@alliant.edu

For additional information about the Office of Accessibility,
including videos and online tutorials for
students, faculty, staff and internship/practicum directors,
please visit the
 Office of Accessibility Online Resource Center

Accommodation Policy

Students requesting accommodation must provide verification of disability at least three weeks before the start of classes since some services require considerable advance planning and coordination. 

It is the responsibility of each student to provide a comprehensive evaluation, verifying the disabling condition and resulting limitations. Documentation must validate the need for accommodations based on the individuals' current level of functioning. The documentation must be from a professional qualified to diagnose and treat the disability. 

The professional must indicate recommended learning and/or physical accommodations necessary to assist the disability. It is the student's responsibility to provide or pay for the cost of this documentation. In addition to a description of the disability and objective evidence of a substantial limitation, the professional must include a rationale for the specific accommodation that is supported by the documentation. 

After consultation with the coordinator of the Office of Accessibility, students may be requested to submit additional documentation that will assist in clarifying the most appropriate level of service. Formal appeal of a decision reached by the coordinator of the Office of Accessibility must be made to the Appeal Board.

Once completed, the Appeals Form - (PDF) should be submitted to the Systemwide Director of the Office of Accessibility. Once an appeal is submitted, the Appeal Board has ten calendar days to review the case. The Appeal Board will review all documentation submitted in writing by the student. The Appeal Board may reject, amend or modify the action by the coordinator of the Office of Accessibility by a majority vote. Once a decision has been made, the Appeal Board has five working days to notify the student of the final outcome.

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