The University of Nevada, Reno does not discriminate in the hiring and advancement of employees on the basis of disability.
The University is committed to compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and Sections 503/504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
Section 202 of the Americans With Disabilities Act: "No Qualified individual with a disability shall, by reason of such disability, be excluded from the participation in or be denied the benefits of the services, programs or activities of any public entity, or be subject to discrimination by any such entity."
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act: "No otherwise qualified, handicapped individual in the United States shall solely by reason of handicap, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance."
The University is dedicated to providing reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access to employment and advancement opportunities for individuals with disabilities. In some cases, it may be necessary to request verification of disability from an appropriately credentialed health care professional in order to determine an appropriate accommodation. Some University positions may contain specific requirements which will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis in determining whether an otherwise qualified individual with a disability can perform the essential functions of the position. Employment requirements defined as essential functions of positions by the State, NSHE or the University or any related licensing or certification requirements are not regarded as discriminatory.