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Disability Resources

Disability Resources

 

Disability Resources provides accommodations and assistance to students with various documented disabilities in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. Students who meet University admissions requirements (i.e., otherwise qualified to attend the University) are required to submit appropriate documentation so that the University can determine whether they qualify for reasonable accommodations.

The staff coordinate and ensure accessible classes, use of assistive technology, audiotaped books (when available), examination administration in cooperation with the instructor, as well as other services as deemed necessary.

We Are Located on the 3rd Floor of Savitz Hall, Suite 304                                                                                                       Hours:

Monday 8:30am-4:30pm
Tuesday 8:30am-4:30pm
Wednesday 8:30am-4:30
Thursday 8:30am-4:30pm
Friday 8:30am-4:30pm                                                                                                                          

successcenter@rowan.edu | (856) 256-4259

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Veterans Affairs is located on the 3rd floor of Savitz Hall, within the Academic Success Center. The Veterans Office at Rowan University is the liaison with the Regional Processing Office in Buffalo, New York, to assist veterans and dependents of veterans with their education benefits. The Veterans Affairs Office also provides programming and resources for the the campus community. 

Testing Services is located on the 3rd floor of Savitz Hall, within the Academic Success Center. Although Testing Services works closely with the Academic Success Center to serve students who are registered with Disability Resources, the Academic Success Center does not schedule or administer tests. If you have any questions about the tests scheduled or administered by Testing Services, please email testingservices@rowan.edu or call the Coordinator of Testing Services by dialing 856-256-4263. 

Accommodation Testing Information for Instructors

Testing Services Accommodation Testing Student FAQ’s

Tutoring Services is located on the 3rd floor of Savitz Hall, and offers academic support in a variety of subjects in order to improve educational achievement. Tutoring is available free of charge to all Rowan University undergraduate students.

Emergency Preparedness

Rowan is committed to providing a safe and secure learning and working environment for its students and employees. Safety, however, is everyone’s responsibility. Please take a few moments to familiarize yourself with this website and the procedures we ask you to use during Text Message Alertsan emergency.

http://www.rowan.edu/emergency/

 

First Year Students and Transfer Students

What you need to know if you are a student who is new to Rowan University.

Returning Students

Important information for returning Rowan students.

Academic Coaching

Academic Coaching is a valuable resource for any Rowan student looking to enhance their academic success.

Disability FAQ's

Answers to some commonly asked questions about classroom, housing, and temporary accommodations.

Our Staff/ Contact Us

Academic Success Center staff and contact information.

Faculty/Staff Resources

The Americans with Disabilities Act(ADA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 mandate post-secondary institutions that receive federal financial assistance to provide educational programs and services that are accessible to students with disabilities. This includes providing reasonable accommodations for programmatic and physical access. The goal is to ensure equal opportunity and treatment as well as creating a welcoming environment for students with disabilities.

Community Outreach and Transition Resources

Read about the Academic Success Center's programs and resources focused on College Prep Transition and Community Outreach.

Access and Inclusion Resources

Read about what we resources and programming we provide promoting Access and Inclusion in the Rowan community.

Registration Forms

Click here for forms and guidelines regarding registering for accommodations. This includes housing, food allergies, classroom, and temporary accommodations.

Medical Marijuana FAQ's

Medical Marijuana
Frequently Asked Questions

What is New Jersey’s medical marijuana law?

The "New Jersey Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act” (CUMMA) allows the regulated use of medical marijuana in the State of New Jersey. It establishes a system for Alternative Treatment Centers (ATCs) to distribute marijuana to qualified patients.

Patients suffering from certain conditions (as defined in the Act) can obtain an ID/registration card by receiving a recommendation (not prescription) from a registered Medical Marijuana Program (MMP) physician with whom they have a “bona fide” relationship. This recommendation must then be presented, along with a registration fee, to the New Jersey Department of Health who will decide whether or not to issue an ID/registration card. The ID/registration card allows the user to purchase certain amounts of marijuana at ACTs. ID/registration cards must be renewed every two years. The Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act does not relieve the ACTs, employees of an ATC, and patients from criminal prosecution or civil penalties for activities not authorized by the Act.  Public consumption and impaired driving are still not permitted under the Act.

Additional information from the New Jersey Department of Health about the Medical Marijuana Program can be found here: https://www.nj.gov/health/medicalmarijuana/

Can anyone obtain a medical marijuana ID/registration card?

No. Individuals who wish to use medical marijuana must have a recommendation from a qualified doctor and apply to the state. Only individuals who are approved will get an ID/registration card saying they are enrolled in the program.

Why does Rowan prohibit the use and/or possession of medical marijuana on its campuses?

Rowan is subject to the Controlled Substances Act, a federal law which classifies marijuana as a Schedule I drug.  Accordingly, the use, possession, cultivation, or sale of marijuana violates federal policy. Importantly, federal grants are subject to Rowan’s compliance with the Drug Free Communities and Schools Act, and the Drug Free Workplace Act, which also prohibit the university from allowing any form of marijuana use on campus.

Thus, although students, staff, and faculty who legally obtain a medical marijuana ID/registration card from the New Jersey Department of Health are allowed to possess and consume certain quantities of marijuana, doing so is not permitted on Rowan’s property or at university-sponsored events (either on or off campus).

If I am a student, staff or faculty member at Rowan, should I contact anyone if I legally obtain a medical marijuana ID/registration card in New Jersey?

As noted above, the use and/or possession of medical marijuana on Rowan’s campuses is prohibited.  Therefore, any student, staff or faculty member who legally obtains a medical marijuana ID/registration card should contact the Academic Success Center – Disability Resources (students) or the Office of Equity and Diversity (staff/faculty) if s/he wishes to discuss any possible on-campus accommodations (excluding the ability to use or possess medical marijuana on Rowan property). 

What happens if I am a student, staff or faculty member at Rowan who has legally obtained a medical marijuana ID/registration card, and am caught using or possessing medical marijuana on Campus or during a Rowan-sponsored event?

For the reasons addressed above, Rowan does not condone the use, possession, distribution or sale of marijuana (including medical marijuana) on Rowan’s property or at university-sponsored events (either on or off campus).  Thus, anyone caught using or possessing marijuana on Campus or during a university-sponsored event – even if the individual has a legally obtained medical marijuana ID/registration card, and it is being used for medical purposes – will be subject to enforcement and adjudication in accordance with Rowan’s Alcohol and Other Drugs Policy, the Student Code of Conduct, as well as any applicable local, State and Federal laws.  Accordingly, the use or possession of marijuana (including medical marijuana) on Rowan’s property or at university-sponsored events may result in, among other penalties, confiscation and destruction of the marijuana/marijuana paraphernalia, arrest, fines, loss of housing without refund, termination of employment, mandatory assignment to substance counseling, suspension and/or expulsion.