Eligibility for Services

To receive disability-related support services, appropriate documentation of a student's disability is required. This information will remain in a confidential file with the Disability Services Coordinator. Please use the guidelines in the following section and send your disability related documentation to:

Ms. Ronda Purdy
Disability Services Coordinator
Bellarmine University
2001 Newburg Road
Nolen C. Allen Hall, 403
Louisville, KY 40205


Students with disabilities are protected from discrimination under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. These government mandates for nondiscrimination carry within them rules regarding the confidential treatment of disability related information. Documentation from an appropriate source that persons with disabilities must provide to establish the existence of their disability and their need for accommodation is maintained by the Disability Services Coordinator in secure files with limited access. Disability related information is only shared when there is a compelling reason. This may mean sharing with faculty only the information that the student has a documented disability and the need for accommodations, or information may be shared for the formal investigation of a complaint, or for providing emergency services.