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Elyse Gold
Elyse Gold
Personal Counselor /
Disability Services
office: Murphy Center Room 105
phone: 570-675-9282
email: emg6@psu.edu
 
Kathie Flanagan-Herstek
Kathie Flanagan-Herstek
Director of Student Programs & Services
office: Hayfield House Room 101
phone: 570-675-9225
email: kfh2@psu.edu
 
Lorna Chin, Learning Center Coordinator
Lorna Chin
Learning Center Coordinator
office: Murphy Center Room 102a
phone: 570-675-9285
email: LornaChin@psu.edu
 

Disability Statement

It is the intention of Penn State University to provide equal access to students with disabilities as mandated by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Vocational Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Students with disabilities are encouraged to take advantage of the support services provided to help them successfully meet the high academic standards of the university.

Students with documented disabilities attending Penn State University have access to a wide array of support services. Students who self-identify and provide the appropriate documentation to the Disability Services staff can receive assistance in arranging for reasonable accommodations and appropriate academic adjustments that are determined on a case-by-case basis. However, it is the responsibility of the student to request and follow through on the use of necessary accommodations. It is our philosophy that students with disabilities need to develop self-advocacy skills in order to become independent and self-determining individuals. To that end, students are provided with support in the development of these skills.

In order to access services and reasonable accommodations, students are required to submit documentation that meets the guidelines established by the University. Documentation guidelines are detailed here. All disability-related records are strictly confidential and will not be released without the written permission of the student.

Please feel free to contact a disability liaison (listed above) with any questions or requests for assistance.


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