Disabled Student Services

We believe education should be accessible to everyone. If you have temporary health issues or a permanent disability, we have services to help meet your needs.

The Carlos Albizu University Student Services Office (Miami) and Academic Counselors Office (San Juan ) provides services to students with temporary health issues or a permanent disability. You can learn about eligibility requirements and how to apply for accommodations through our office. We’re here to assist you in a timely manner, regardless of location or modality of your course of study.

Once you complete the application process, the Student Services Office (Miami) and Academic Counselors Office (San Juan ) will work with you to determine eligibility and identify what type of accommodations are available. We will not disclose health issues or specific diagnoses. It’s your choice whether to disclose your health information to faculty or classmates.

Please contact the Student Services Administrative Assistant at (305) 593-1223 ext. 208 or Academic Counselor at 787-725-6500 ext. 1570.

CAU is a specialized, private and nonprofit University. It does not discriminate by race, color, creed, sex, gender orientation, age, religion, lifestyle, national origin or disability, against applicant, student, faculty member or employee any, in admission processes, hiring, promotion or other activity within their academic programs or service.

CAU’s professional associations and committee of accreditation for our programs of study support the laws and policies that promote non-discrimination. These include: The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), responsible for maintain and promoting the institutions educative excellence, student publications and diverse resources; The American Psychological Association (APA), responsible for Doctoral Programs in clinical Psychology.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA, 1990)

This law is for people with disabilities or impediments which is a national mandate that proves protection for the rights of these individuals. This law establishes that any mental or physical disability does not limit a person’s rights to participate in a professional or academic area and in every day society.

Section 504 of Rehabilitation Act (1973)

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 gives disabled persons the same right and opportunities as individuals with no disabilities. This law establishes that all private and public entities in receipt of federal funds cannot discriminate against individuals with disabilities to limit or exclude their participation in a program or activity.

Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA, 2008):

Effective January 2009, these amendments consist of significant changes in the definition of disability in regards to the Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. These amendments are included in the disabilities defined in this manual.

These laws are non-discriminatory; its purpose is to provide equal conditions for students with disabilities.

San Juan location
PO BOX 9023711 San Juan, PR 00902-3711 Tel: (787) 725-6500 Fax: (787) 721-7187
Miami location
2173 NW 99th Avenue Miami, Florida 33172 Phone: (305) 593-1223 Fax: (305) 592-7930
Centro Mayaguez
56 Calle José De Diego, Mayagüez, P.R. 0068 Phone: (305) 593-1223 Fax: (305) 592-7930
  • American Psychological Association
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Commission for Independent Education