Baylor College of Medicine is committed to providing equal educational access for qualified students with disabilities in accordance with state and federal laws including the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended in 2008, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Baylor’s goal is to provide students with disabilities access to needed resources so that all students are afforded every opportunity to do their best work. Therefore, Baylor will strive to provide reasonable accommodations, auxiliary aids and services which are in line with state and federal law while upholding the educational programs’ technical standards.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) governs the use and dispersal of student educational records containing personally identifiable information, including students with disabilities. Baylor is committed to providing a confidential, fair, and objective process for applicants and students to request accommodations. Additionally, information discussed by the Student Disability Committee is considered strictly confidential.