Campus Accessibility

Inclusive Excellence

Fitchburg State University is committed to the principles of equity, access and excellence in public higher education. As a collective team, our organization provides a diverse spectrum of community members with varied opportunities to meaningfully engage in, and benefit from, what the university experience has to offer.

If you have a disability and need accommodations to access any aspect of our campus environment, including the university's buildings, programs and/or services, please let us know.

Facility Access

If you require immediate assistance with a facility access issue, please contact campus police at 978-665-3111.

Handicapped Parking

A number of parking spaces have been designated on campus for vehicles displaying a valid handicapped license plate or official placard from the Registry of Motor Vehicles. These spaces have been identified by signs and painted decals within each parking spot. Please download the printable campus parking map (PDF) for details. The handicap spots are indicated by a yellow handicap access symbol.

University Accommodations

If you would like to obtain information about intermittent or ongoing support with accommodations for courses, residential facilities, or other Fitchburg State activities, please contact the director of Disability Services or visit our website.

Katrina Durham
Director, Disability Services
kdurham1@fitchburgstate.edu
978.665.4029
978.665.4020

Web/Digital Access

We have done our best to make this website, as well as all online components of the university, accessible to individuals with disabilities. However, it is understood that some formatting may remain difficult to access for some users. All parts of the university website, as well as all other university publications and online learning materials are available in alternate format, by request.

Alternate Format Materials

If you find that you are unable to access web or online content, please contact Julie Maki in Disability Services for support with obtaining alternate format materials.

When you contact us for alternate format materials, please specify the following:

  • Your name and contact information (email or phone number and mailing address)
  • Specific information being requested (university publication)
  • Preferred alternate format (for example, electronic text, Braille, large print - please specify font size)

Julie Maki
Coordinator, Adaptive Technology Lab & Testing Center
jmaki@fitchburgstate.edu
978.665.3427
978.665.4020

Public Notice Americans with Disabilities Act Requirements

Fitchburg State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities.

The following office has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies or any grievance concerns related to the ADA:

Jessica Murdoch,
Director, Human Resources and Affirmative Action
Coordinator for Title IX, Section 504 and Title II of the ADA
Human Resources Office
Sanders Administration Building
160 Pearl Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420
(978) 665-3172

Additionally, you may also contact:

U.S. Department of Education
Office for Civil Rights
5 Post Office Square, 8th Floor
Boston, MA 02109-3921
Telephone: (617) 289-01111
FAX: (617) 289-0150
TDD: 877-521-2172
Email: OCR.Boston@ed.gov