Duty to Accommodate

Carleton University has earned a reputation as a leader in the provision of academic accommodations and services for students with disabilities. Academic accommodation refers to educational practices, systems and support mechanisms designed to accommodate functional challenges posed by an individual’s disability. The purpose of accommodation is to allow students to perform the essential requirements of their courses or programs. At no time does academic accommodation undermine or compromise the learning objectives that are established by the academic authorities of the University.

All members of the Carleton University community have a human rights obligation to accommodate students with disabilities whose needs have been duly assessed and approved by the Paul Menton Centre. Carleton’s Academic Accommodation Policy for Students with Disabilities is intended to reflect the University’s response to the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Canadian Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms.

Students with disabilities are responsible for identifying their needs for disability-related accommodation to the Paul Menton Centre by booking an intake appointment with a PMC Coordinator, and bringing appropriate documentation to the first meeting.

Students requiring considerations due to pregnancy or religious reasons should contact Carleton’s Equity Office.

For more information on Carleton’s institutional Human Rights obligations, policies, and appeal processes, please refer to the following sections of the PMC website: