Accessibility and Accommodations

Accessibility

Providing an accessible, inclusive environment is pivotal to creating a diverse community of students, faculty, and staff, that allow for the advancement of the College’s mission to embrace a community marked by freedom, mutual respect, and civility.

Parking & Entrances

This map identifies accessible parking options and building entrances throughout campus. *Please note, on this map lots 52 and 53 have been replaced by our new Performing Arts Center.

Restrooms

This map identifies all-gender, single occupancy restrooms that are located throughout campus.

Lactation Rooms

The College has four dedicated, private lactation rooms throughout campus that are available to faculty and staff. This provides a quiet and secure environment that is regularly cleaned and maintained.

Please contact Human Resources for the key/pin code to schedule and access these rooms:

  • Hogan - 4th floor LR1
  • Hogan - 4th floor LR2
  • Haberlin - Room 217
  • O’Kane - Room 20

Each room features a comfortable chair, a small table, and a small refrigerator. The nursing rooms are available during regular working hours and are available on a first come, first served basis. The room is to be locked at all times. Please knock before attempting entry. If the room is occupied, please try again later. Upon leaving the room, please ensure that the room is locked. To ensure the comfort of all, please leave the room in appropriate condition for the next occupant.

Accommodations

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Disability Accommodations

In accordance with the American with Disabilities Act, and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Holy Cross provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals during the application process and/or during their time of employment. This allows all of our employees to enjoy equitable benefits and privileges while working at Holy Cross and allows everyone to safely and effectively perform the essential functions of their jobs. Read our full Notice of Nondiscrimination here.

Reasonable accommodations are any modifications or adjustments to a job or the work environment that will enable a qualified applicant or employee with a disability to participate in the application process or to perform essential job functions. Reasonable accommodations also include adjustments to assure that a qualified individual with a disability has rights and privileges in employment equal to those of employees without disabilities.

How do I request a reasonable accommodation?

Complete the Employee Disability Accommodation(s) Request Form here and submit it to Merrilee Grenier, HR Employee Relations and Compliance, to initiate the interactive process.

What does the request process look like?

The College will engage in an interactive process with the individual requesting the accommodation to determine whether the individual has a disability, the impact the mental or physical impairment has on the individual’s ability to perform the essential functions of their position in order to determine whether a reasonable accommodation is appropriate under the circumstances.

Accommodations that create an undue hardship on the College, compromise the health and safety of members of the College community, or fundamentally alter the nature of the College’s employment or academic mission of the College are not required.

Religious Accommodations

Consistent with its mission, commitment to diversity and inclusion, Nondiscrimination Statement, and Interim Equal Opportunity and Discriminatory Harassment Policy, and while reserving its right where permitted by law to act in accordance with its Catholic, Jesuit mission, the College will, upon request, seek to provide reasonable accommodation of an employee’s or job applicant’s sincerely held religious belief if the accommodation would resolve a conflict between the individual’s religious beliefs or practices and a requirement relating to work or the job application process, unless doing so would create an undue hardship for the College.

If you believe you need an accommodation because of your religious beliefs or practices (or lack thereof), you should request an accommodation from the Human Resources Department by completing the Employee Religious Accommodation Request Form and submitting it to Merrilee Grenier, Employee Relations and Compliance Specialist in Human Resources by email to mgrenier@holycross.edu or in person at Smith Hall 101.