Disability Resources and Services


Mission Statement:
As image-bearers of our just and reconciling God, we in the office of Disability Resources and Services at Bethel work to assure access to the University and its programs by students, employees and guests with disabilities.  We coordinate and provide reasonable accommodations, advocate an accessible and hospitable learning environment and promote self-determination on the part of the individuals we serve.

What are reasonable accommodations?
Reasonable accommodations are adjustments to learning, testing, working or living environments to remove disability-related barriers that impair functioning in those situations. Accommodations tailored to the specific manifestations of a student or employee's disability allow that person equal access to information, facilities, programs, and ways to demonstrate knowledge, skills and job proficiency. Reasonable accommodations may not compromise or fundamentally alter the essential requirements or objectives of a course, program or work assignment.

It is the policy of Bethel University not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, gender, marital status, or disability in its educational programs, admissions, or employment policies, as required by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendments. Inquiries regarding compliance may be directed to: Director of Human Resources, Bethel University, 3900 Bethel Drive, St. Paul, MN 55112-6999 (651.638.6119) or to: Director of the Office of Civil Rights, Department of Education, Washington, D.C. 20201. See more information concerning