Office for Institutional Equity & Access

Americans with Disabilities Act - Equal Opportunity and Access Statements

Equal Opportunity Statements

Long Form

For use in collegiate bulletins, employee handbooks, and application forms:

Saint Cloud State University is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, status with regard to public assistance status, or veteran status.

In adhering to this policy, St. Cloud State abides by the Minnesota Human Rights Act, Minnesota Statute Ch.363: by the Federal Civil Rights Act, 42 U.S.C. 2000e; by the requirements of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; by Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; by Executive Order 11246, as amended; by 38 U.S.C. 2012, the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1972, as amended; and by other applicable statutes and regulations relating to equality and opportunity.

Inquiries regarding compliance may be directed to and, at

St. Cloud State University
720 Fourth Avenue South, AS208
St. Cloud, MN, 56301-4498

Medium Form

For most other publication and advertising for positions:

St. Cloud State University is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, or sexual orientation.

Short form

For posters and cases of severe space limitation:

Saint Cloud State University is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

Disability Access Statements

Conference and Event Information

When planning conferences, events and activities, have someone in your office or department be responsible for handling request for accommodations. In registration brochures, invitations, or fliers, use the following access statement:

To request disability accommodations, please contact (name, department, address, phone/MRS number).

Publications, Program Brochures, Etc.

Publications, such as course syllabi, college bulletins, program brochures, class schedules, newsletters and instructional publications must be provided in alternative formats (Braille, large print, tape, electronic) upon request; Student Accessibility Services will assist with document conversion, 320-308-4080 (V/MRS). In these publications use the following statement:

It is St. Cloud State University policy to provide, on a flexible and individualized basis, reasonable accommodations to students who have disabilities that may affect their ability to participate in course activities or to meet course requirements. Students with disabilities are encouraged to contact their instructors to discuss their individual needs for accommodations.

Minnesota Relay Service 1-800-657-3529.

Classroom and Syllabus

In addition, St. Cloud State University faculty members are encouraged to facilitate a welcoming equal environment for students with disabilities. The following statement included on the syllabi will aid such an effort.

If you have a documented disability that requires an accommodation, please notify me within the first week of the semester.

Telecommunication Access Statement

St. Cloud State University abides by the Americans with Disabilities Act Title IV which requires that telecommunication services be made accessible to persons with hearing and speech impairments and has specific reference to the development of telecommunications relay systems and closed captioning technology. All St. Cloud State University publications will list a TTY number or the Minnesota Relay Service number.

Minnesota Relay Service 1-800-657-3529.

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