Fitchburg State University is committed to improving accessibility campus-wide. The Office of Disability Services coordinates services for persons with disabilities. This page provides information about building accessibility.
Since the completion of the Thompson Elevator Project, approximately 96% of the Academic and Administrative areas on campus are now accessible.
Accessibility By Building
|Anthony||All - Ramp||Yes|
|Antonucci Science Complex||All - Grade Entrances/Elevators||Yes|
|Conlon Ind. Arts||All - Elevators||Yes, all floors|
|Conlon Fine Arts||All - Grade Entrance & Passway||First Floor|
|Dupont Facilities||All - Grade Entrances||Yes|
|Edgerly Hall||All - Stair Lift||First Floor|
|Hammond Library||All - Grade Entrance/Elevators||Yes, all floors|
|Yes - Ramp and bridge||Yes|
|Mazzaferro Center||Yes - Ramp & Elevator||Second Floor|
|McKay School||All - Grade Entrances/Elevators||Yes, all floors|
|Miller Hall||First Floor - Ramp||First Floor|
|Percival Hall||All - Elevator||First & Third Floors|
|Recreation Center||All - Ramp & Elevator||Yes, all floors|
|Sanders Admin||All - Grade Entrances||Yes, all floors|
|Thompson Hall||All - Elevator with exterior acc.||First & Third Floors|
|Weston Auditorium||Yes - Ramp||Yes|
The University provides accessible parking spaces that are distributed throughout the campus. These are located in various Campus Parking Lots and in close proximity to academic buildings and residence halls.
Section 504 and Title II Coordinator
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 are federal laws concerning the rights of individuals with disabilities and prohibiting discrimination on the basis of disability at the University.
Jessica Murdoch, Associate Vice President for Human Resources and AA /Title IX Coordinator, is the University’s designated Section 504 and Title II Coordinator. Any member of the University community who has questions or concerns regarding the University’s compliance with its obligations under Section 504 or Title II, or who believes that he, she or another has been discriminated against on the basis of a disability, may contact Ms. Murdoch in the Human Resources and Affirmative Action Office at 978.665.3172 or may file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, at 617.289.0111.
Institutional Discrimination Complaint Procedures
The Massachusetts State Universities have established specific internal Discrimination Complaint Procedures to help resolve claims and complaints of discrimination, including disability discrimination, on the campus. These procedures will serve as a system of review and resolution for both informal claims and formal complaints of discrimination. Any member of the University community and/or any applicant for employment who believes they have been a victim of discrimination, discriminatory harassment or retaliation may initiate an informal claim or formal complaint as outlined in the Discrimination Complaint Procedures.
Hard copies of the Discrimination Complaint Procedures are available in the Human Resources and Affirmative Action Office. The Discrimination Complaint Procedures are also available on the Human Resources website.
Further advice or information regarding the University’s Discrimination Complaint Procedures may be obtained by contacting Jessica Murdoch, Director of Human Resources and Affirmative Action and Designated Coordinator for Title IX, Section 504 and Title II of the ADA, at 978.665.3172.
For Accessible Housing information, please contact Housing and Residential Services at 978.665.3219.