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Tufts University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations with regard to:

  • People with qualified disabilities
  • People with sincerely held religious beliefs
  • Nursing mothers
  • Qualified service animal requests
  • Immunization waivers for sincerely held religious beliefs

Accommodations Policy

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, require Tufts University to provide appropriate academic and employment accommodations to employees and students with disabilities unless doing so would create an undue hardship, compromise the health and safety of members of the University community, or fundamentally alter the nature of the university’s employment or academic program or mission.

Religious Accommodation Policy

As part of Tufts' commitment to provide an academic and work environment that is respectful of religious beliefs, Tufts will make good faith efforts to provide reasonable religious accommodations to students and employees whose sincerely held religious beliefs conflict with a university policy, procedure, or other academic or employment requirement unless such an accommodation would create an undue hardship.  Tufts and the employee or student with the sincerely held religious belief shall engage in an interactive dialogue to determine if the requested accommodation is reasonable.

Lactation Policy

To support and meet the needs of nursing individuals returning to work, school, or visiting the campus, lactation rooms are available on all Tufts campuses.  Employees are entitled to reasonable breaks to express breast milk as well as sufficient time to get to the lactation room.

Pets, Service and Assistance Animals on Campus Policy

Tufts welcomes service and assistance animals on all of our campuses to accommodate an individual with a disability but may exclude an animal from campus if it causes disruption, threatens the health or safety of others or otherwise fails to meet the criteria set forth in this policy.

Captioning Policy 

To ensure that all videos and audio files created, procured, and posted on official Tufts websites are accessible to all, Tufts Technology Services, in partnership with the Student Accessibility & Academic Resource Center (StAAR), Educational Technology, the Office of Equal Opportunity, the Tisch Library, and University Counsel, developed a Captioning Policy (pdf). This policy applies to all videos and audio files created or posted after June 30, 2022, and requires that all videos and audio files created for use by the university community include closed captioning. To learn how to do this, please visit the Captioning Policy page. For most videos and audio files at Tufts, closed captioning is easy to do and costs nothing.