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Disabled Student Services

Bryant University supports students who self-identify with disabilities and provide documentation of their disability from an appropriate source. Bryant University professional staff members serve as advocates for students with disabilities and assist them in achieving equal access to all University programs and services. If students have disabilities that may require accommodations, it is incumbent upon the student to contact the designated office:

  • For physical disabilities, contact Judy Farrell, Advisor to Students with Disabilities in Health Services, at 401-232-6220; TDD: 401-231-2860; e-mail: Individuals with permanent or temporary physical disabilities who wish to obtain handicapped parking passes should contact the Department of Public Safety 401-232-6001.
  • For psychiatric or psychological disabilities, contact William Phillips, Director of Counseling Services, at 401-232-6045.
  • For learning disabilities, contact Sally Risconscente, Assistant Director, Academic Center for Excellence (ACE), Learning Disability Services, at 401-232-6746. Students with learning disabilities submit documentation and request academic accommodations through (ACE). Comprehensive documentation, completed within the past three years, must address the current impact of disability on the student's academic performance. Bryant's Guidelines for Documentation may be accessed at It is the student's responsibility to schedule an appointment at ACE at the start of each semester to discuss accommodation requests.

Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy as to Students

Bryant University admits students of any race, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally afforded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate unlawfully on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual preference or orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, ethnicity, disability or veteran status in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs. In addition, Bryant University does not discriminate unlawfully against persons with a disability and is in full compliance with the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Inquiries/complaints with regard to disabled student issues should be directed to the Director of Health Services, Bryant University, Smithfield, RI 02917-1284, who has been designated by Bryant University to coordinate the institution’s efforts to comply with the Rehabilitation Act and the ADA:   Phone: 401-232-6220; TDD: 401-231-2860; e-mail:

Persons may also contact Director, U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights, Region One, Boston, MA 02109 regarding the University’s compliance with regulations.

Department Name: Student Affairs
Last Updated: November 10, 2006
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