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500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara , California 95053

Disability Resource Office

Office of Accessible Education
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053
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About Santa Clara University

Santa Clara University is a prestigious not-for-profit, private university located in Santa Clara, California. With a rich history dating back to its founding in 1851, the university has established itself as a prominent institution for higher education on the West Coast. Known for its commitment to academic excellence and a strong emphasis on social justice, Santa Clara University offers a transformative educational experience for its students.

One of the defining features of Santa Clara University is its beautiful campus, which spans across 106 acres in the heart of Silicon Valley. The campus seamlessly blends stunning architectural structures with lush green spaces, creating an environment that is both aesthetically pleasing and conducive to learning. As students walk through the campus, they are greeted with Spanish-style buildings, tree-lined pathways, and serene courtyards, adding to the tranquil and welcoming atmosphere.

The university offers a wide array of undergraduate and graduate programs across various disciplines, including business, engineering, the arts, sciences, and humanities. With over 50 undergraduate majors and minors to choose from, students have the opportunity to tailor their education to their specific interests and career goals. Additionally, Santa Clara University boasts a distinguished faculty who are not only experts in their respective fields but also dedicated mentors committed to the success of their students.

As a Jesuit institution, Santa Clara University places great emphasis on the development of the whole person and the exploration of faith. The university’s mission statement reflects its commitment to the Jesuit values of educating individuals who are intellectually competent, ethically oriented, and socially responsible. Students are encouraged to engage in critical thinking, ethical discernment, and a deep understanding of their responsibilities to the global community.

Santa Clara University’s location in Santa Clara, California, provides students with an abundance of opportunities and resources. As part of Silicon Valley, the university is situated in one of the most technologically innovative regions in the world. This proximity to leading tech companies offers students unparalleled access to internships, research opportunities, and potential job prospects. The university’s strong network of alumni in various fields further contributes to these opportunities.

Beyond the academic sphere, Santa Clara University offers an enriching campus life that includes a wide range of extracurricular activities, clubs, and organizations. Students can participate in over 150 registered student organizations, covering a diverse array of interests, from academic and professional clubs to cultural and social groups. The campus also hosts numerous events and performances throughout the year, including concerts, theater productions, and athletic competitions, fostering a vibrant and engaged community.

Santa Clara University fosters a supportive and inclusive environment for all students. With a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, the university actively encourages the pursuit of social justice and cultivates an atmosphere of respect and understanding. Students have access to a range of resources, support services, and opportunities for campus engagement, ensuring they have a well-rounded university experience.

In conclusion, Santa Clara University stands as a reputable institution renowned for its academic excellence, its commitment to social justice, and its vibrant campus life. With a beautiful campus situated in the heart of Silicon Valley, students are provided with exceptional educational opportunities, access to leading industries, and a supportive community that encourages personal and intellectual growth.

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Disability Accommodations

Services Provided

      • Notetaking Assistance
      • Exam Accomodations
      • Alternate Learning Material Formats (e-text, large print, etc.)
      • Scribe Services
      • Qualified Readers
      • Assistive technologies (screen readers, voice input, etc.)
      • Qualified Sign Language Interpreters
      • Text-Based Accommodations (CART or C-Print)

      Services Provided

          • Degree Curriculum Substitutions
          • Priority Enrollment
          • Reduced courseload
          • Medical leave
          • Residence Hall Accommodations

          Campus Accessibility

          Accessible Level

              • Student Health Services
              • Mental Health Support Services
              • The library(ies)
              • Institution Online Platforms
              • Recreational and Athletic Facilities
              • Student Community Center and Other Common Gathering Areas
              • Primary Educational Facilities Used for Classes
              • Entertainment and Event Facilities
              • On-Campus Transit
              • Close Off-Campus Transit
              • Student Housing
              • Essential Administrative Offices (financial aid, registration, students services, career counseling, etc.)

              Services Provided

                  • Dietary Meal Plan Accommodations
                  • Service and Emotional Support Animals
                  • Study Abroad Program Accommodations
                  • Internship, Externship, Field Placement, or other For-Credit, Off-Campus Work Experience Accommodations