Disability Accommodation Policy for Public Access to Campus Events

Policy Administrator

Statement of Purpose

It is the policy of San Diego State University (SDSU) that all campus events opened to the public are accessible to attendees with disabilities, in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, and equivalent state laws.

Campus Contact

All questions concerning this policy should be referred to:

Office of Employee Relations and Compliance
5500 Campanile Drive
Administration Building Room 228
San Diego, CA 92182-1695
Phone: 619-594-6464.

Members of the general public with disabilities who need accommodations to access SDSU sponsored events shall request an accommodation through the campus organization sponsoring the event at least seven days prior to the event, unless specified differently in the announcement. All event announcements must include a contact for requesting accommodations. SDSU will process requests for accommodation and, where appropriate, provide reasonable accommodations in a prompt, fair, and efficient manner.


Public events are events that are open to community members who are not students or employees of the campus. Such events include, but are not limited to, theatre and music performances, gallery exhibits, seminars and colloquiums, graduation ceremonies, and athletic events.


Materials announcing public events should state that the event is accessible, and that special accommodations may be made for people with disabilities. Announcements of public events should include a statement similar to this (when appropriate):

“Individuals needing accommodations for disability access should contact us at (phone number) at least (number of days) before the event.”


The sponsor of the event is responsible for receiving requests for access accommodations, and for arranging for funding of disability accommodations. Advice and assistance may be requested from the Office of Employee Relations and Compliance, Disabled Students Services, Facilities Management and Public Safety.

Other Complaints

This policy also does not prohibit a timely filing of an ADA or discrimination complaint with the appropriate external governmental agency (EEOC, DFEH, etc.).


Retaliation against an event participant for filing a disability accommodation request, or for filing a complaint or an appeal with the Office of Employee Relations and Compliance, is prohibited.

If you have any questions or require additional information, please contact the Office of Employee Relations and Compliance at 619-594-6464 or mail to 5500 Campanile Drive, San Diego, CA 91182-1695.

Employees, students, job applicants, or members of the general public who believe their request for accommodation has been unjustifiably denied, or that they are being discriminated against on the basis of their disability, shall contact the Director of the Office of Employee Relations and Compliance by calling 619-594-6464.