The University of Connecticut is committed to achieving equal educational and employment opportunity and full participation for persons with disabilities.  It is the University’s policy that no qualified person be excluded from consideration for employment, participation in any University program or activity, be denied the benefits of any University program or activity, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination with regard to any University program or activity.  This policy derives from the University’s commitment to nondiscrimination for all persons in employment, academic programs, and access to facilities, programs, activities, and services.

A person with a disability must be ensured the same access to programs, opportunities, and activities at the University as all others.  Existing barriers, whether physical, programmatic, or attitudinal must be removed.  Further, there must be ongoing vigilance to ensure that new barriers are not erected.

The University’s efforts to accommodate people with disabilities must be measured against the goal of full participation and integration.  Services and programs to promote these benefits for people with disabilities shall complement and support, but not duplicate, the University’s regular services and programs.

Achieving full participation and integration of people with disabilities requires the cooperative efforts of all of the University’s departments, offices, and personnel.  To this end, the University will continue to strive to achieve excellence in its services and to assure that its services are delivered equitably and efficiently to all of its members.

ADA / Section 504 Coordinator

Sarah Chipman, J.D.
Interim Associate Vice President
Office of Institutional Equity (OIE)
241 Glenbrook Rd., Unit 4175
Storrs, CT 06269
Tel: (860) 486‐2943

Deputy ADA Coordinator

Stephanie Hackett, M.S.
Office of Institutional Equity (OIE)
241 Glenbrook Rd., Unit 4175
Storrs, CT 06269
Tel: (860) 486‐4957

The Office of Institutional Equity monitors UConn’s compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act to support equal access for people with disabilities.  OIE works to ensure the ability for all to participate in university-sponsored, non-course related programs or activities, in collaboration with the university community.

In particular, OIE is responsible for:

  • Resolving allegations of discrimination based on disability
  • Overseeing and ensuring University compliance with all relevant laws and regulations related to the ADA and Section 504
  • Providing consultation, information and referral to appropriate resources for disability‐related issues
  • Providing training regarding the ADA and Section 504

This website serves as a central resource for information related to accessibility at UConn. Anyone with questions or concerns can contact the ADA Coordinator/OIE by telephone: 860-486‐2943; email; or in person: 241 Glenbrook Road, Unit 4175, Storrs, CT 06269-4175, Wood Hall.