Disability (Physical or Mental)

Any form of physical or mental impairment that significantly limits an individual's movements, senses, or other major life activities is defined as a disability. Disability discrimination occurs when an individual with a disability is treated differently or less favorably than a person without the disability in a similar situation. 

Please be aware of the following resources that provide important information regarding your rights, including federal and state laws, as well as campus resources to assist students, staff, and faculty.

Federal & State Laws, Definitions & Resources


Faculty & Staff*

Campus Resources

Please note, The Universities at Shady Grove (USG) is committed to creating and maintaining an educational, working, and living environment that is free from discrimination and harassment. University programs, activities, and facilities are available to all without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, religion, protected veteran status, genetic information, personal appearance, or any other legally protected class.

* Source: UMD Office of Civil Rights & Sexual Misconduct