Report ADA Barrier

The University of Vermont is committed to maintaining an accessible and welcoming enviornment for individuals with disabilities. Your feedback is critical to helping the University achieve its goal of seamless access.

If you have comments, concerns, or complaints about any experience with accessibility at the University, please complete the Accessibility Feedback and Barrier Report Form.  You will receive an initial response within 5 business days.

If your concern is time sensitive or if you need assistance completing this form, please contact the ADA/504 Coordinator directly at or (802) 656-0945.

If there is a grounds, custodial, or facilities barrier that needs immediate attention, please contact SOS in Physical Plant at or (802) 656-2560.

If there is a facilities barrier in a Residence Hall that needs immediate attention, please alert the front desk staff.  If it is after 4:30 pm, please alert a member of the Residence Education Team.

The Office of Equal Opportunity and the Americans with Disabilties Act

The Office of Equal Opportunity assists the University in maintaining compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and upholding our commitment, policies, and procedures to ensure equal access for our community members who have disabilities. The Office of Equal Opportunity supports both students and employees with any concerns regarding disability-based discrimination or retaliation.  Our ADA/504 Coordinator supports employment applicants and employees of the University with accommodation requests and accessibility concerns. The ADA/504 Coordinator also assists with needs regarding access to our campus for members of the public who have disabilities.



What is UVM's commitment?

Commitment to Employees and Applicants for Employment

UVM is committed to providing a workplace that is free from unlawful discrimination and is accessible to all individuals in conformity with state and federal laws.

Commitment to Students

UVM is committed to providing an educational atmosphere and experience that is accessible to all qualified students, including students with disabilities.

What is the ADA?

This federal law prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in employment, public services, places of public accommodation, and in telecommunications.

Who is Protected Under the ADA?

  • To receive protection under the ADA, an individual has to meet the legal definition of being a person with a disability.
  • The ADA defines disability as having a substantial physical or mental impairment that significantly impacts a major life activity, having a record of such impairment, or being regarded as an individual who has such an impairment.  This can include temporary conditions, if they are significant enough to limit a major life activity.
  • In order to receive protections under the ADA in employment or the classroom, a person must also be a Qualified Individual.
  • A Qualified Individual is someone who has the required background and can perform the essential functions and meet technical standards, with or without reasonable accommodations.

UVM's Accessibility Policy

UVM has clear policy regarding non-discrimination and the provision of reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. Please see UVM's Accessibility Policy (PDF).

What Are UVM's Procedures for Requesting Accommodations?

UVM has separate procedures for employees and students regarding the request of accommodations.

Procedure for Employees and Applicants for Employment

Please see Procedural Guidelines for Disability Accommodation for Employees and Applicants for Employment (PDF) or contact the ADA/504 Coordinator at 802-656-0945 or via e-mail.

Procedure for Students

Please see university operating procedure for Disability Certification, Accommodation and Support -Students (PDF). You may also contact Student Accessibility Services via e-mail or call 802-656-7753 to learn about the procedure for requesting academic and residential accommodations.

Disability Bias, Discrimination, or Harrassment

UVM encourages any person who has experienced or witnessed a bias incident, discrimination, or harassment to report the conduct to UVM and to utilize available support services. Please complete a Bias, Discrimination, and Harrassment Reporting Form and a member of the Equal Opportunity Staff will be in touch with you.  You may also contact the Office of Equal Opportunity directly at (802) 656-3368 or

ADA/504 Coordinator

E-mail Nicholas Stanton, EO Director
phone: 802-656-3368