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It is Pacifica’s policy to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act-As Amended (ADAAA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and state and local regulations regarding students and applicants with disabilities. Under these laws, no qualified individual with a disability will be unlawfully denied access to, or participation in, services, programs, or activities of Pacifica Graduate Institute.

The goal of Disability Services at Pacifica Graduate Institute is to equalize the learning environment for students with documented disabilities.

Disability Defined

A disability is a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity. Major Life Activities include (but are not limited to):

  • Caring for One’s Self
  • Performing Manual Tasks
  • Walking
  • Seeing
  • Hearing
  • Eating
  • Sleeping
  • Walking
  • Standing
  • Lifting
  • Bending
  • Speaking
  • Breathing
  • Learning
  • Reading
  • Concentrating
  • Thinking
  • Communicating
  • Working
  • Operating Major Bodily Functions

Requesting Accommodations

It is the student’s responsibility to contact Disability Services directly if accommodations are desired. Each person, disability, and situation is unique, so needs will be considered individually.

The Pacifica Library offers a number of resources and assistive technologies for those with learning or mobility challenges. The Library’s Disability Services page outlines the general services the library offers, though we encourage anyone with specialized needs to contact staff members for personal assistance.

Helpful Resources

Contact Disability Services

Lisa A. Runyen, JD
ADA/Title IX Compliance Officer
(805) 879-7335