Institutional Equity

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

ADA at Michigan Tech

Michigan Technological University is committed to the full inclusion of individuals with disabilities and to the continuous improvement of the accessibility of our campus, programs, and activities.

If you receive a request for an accommodation, need an accommodation, or have questions, please contact Susan Sullivan in Institutional Equity, 906-487-3310 or

The ADA committee supports the University's efforts to move beyond compliance and toward seamless access.

ADA Committee

Name Phone Number
Susan Sullivan, Chair 906-487-3310
Amber Bennett 906-487-2538
David Chard 906-487-2299
Pat Muller 906-487-2014
Christy Oslund 906-487-1494
Kelly Dube 906-487-2085
Theresa Ahlborn 906-487-2625
Kerri Sleeman 906-487-3531
Amy Mensch 906-487-2800

An individual with a disability is an individual who:

  • has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activity.
  • has a record of such impairment.
  • is regarded as having such impairments.

A disabled Veteran is an individual who:

  • is a veteran of the US military, ground, naval, or air service who is entitled to compensation (or who but for the receipt of military retired pay would be entitled to compensation) under laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, or
  • is a person who was discharged or released from active duty because of a service-connected disability.

Disability Inclusion Starts With You

Voluntarily self-identifying is a good thing. It's how things change. This video explains why companies doing business with the federal government ask job applicants and employees to voluntarily self-identify if they have a disability, and the important role that self-identifying plays in ensuring equal employment opportunity for people with disabilities.

Service Animal Use on Campus

Persons with disabilities may be accompanied by working service animals on the campus of Michigan Technological University. Michigan Tech is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to persons with disabilities and fulfilling obligations under State and Federal law.

Visitors to campus with service animals may access all public facilities, with the exception of areas where service animals are specifically prohibited due to safety or health restrictions, where the service animal may be in danger, or where the service animal’s use may compromise the integrity of research. 

Faculty, staff, and visitors may contact Institutional Equity at 906-487-3310 with questions.

It is recommended that students with a disability who wish to utilize a service animal in the classroom, University housing or University office contact Student Disability Services 906-487-1494.

To learn more, please download the Service Animal Procedures.

Wheelchair Requests

If you are on campus and would like temporary, short term use of a wheelchair, please contact Institutional Equity at 906-487-3310 for assistance.