Tutorial and Academic Assistance
The university provides complimentary tutorial and academic assistance through the Center for Academic Support. Instructional help is also available from faculty members during faculty office hours. SMARTHINKING is a 24/7 online tutorial program available to all JWU students.
Students With Disabilities
Students with disabilities requesting accommodations, including housing accommodations, should contact the Center for Academic Support. Students requesting accommodations may be asked to provide documentation of their disability, which supports the need for the requested accommodation.
Some programs of study at the university have technical standards. Students with disabilities who require accommodations in order to meet technical standards must contact the Center for Academic Support.
JWU encourages students who have service animals to notify the Center for Academic Support on their campus. The center works with students to communicate with campus partners, including faculty, to provide additional support and accommodations as appropriate. Students with service animals will also need to obtain a copy of the university's Care and Responsibility of Service Animals Procedure.
Emotional Support Animals
Students seeking to bring an emotional support animal into campus housing must meet with an advisor from the Center for Academic Support on their campus to determine if this is a reasonable accommodation. Students may be asked to provide documentation of their disability which supports the need for an emotional support animal. Emotional support animals are not permitted in any area other than the student's assigned residence hall room. Students with an emotional support animal will also need to obtain a copy of the university's Care and Responsibility of Emotional Support Animals Procedure.
Review of Accommodation Decisions
Any student with a complaint or grievance about an accommodation decision should submit a written request for review of the decision to the Title IX Coordinator (who also serves as the university’s nondiscrimination coordinator and Section 504 coordinator), Matthias Rubekeil, 8 Abbott Park Place, Providence, RI, 02903, 401-598-2703.